The White Tiger has been hailed as a brilliant cinematic adaptation of the Booker Prize-winning novel by Aravind Adiga. Netflix (currently streaming the film) describes it as an “epic journey of a poor Indian driver (Adarsh Gourav) who uses his wit and cunning to break free from servitude to his rich masters (Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra Jonas) and rise to the top of the heap.”
Moderator Annette Insdorf will interview Ramin Bahrani — a filmmaker hailed by Roger Ebert in 2009 as “the new great American director” — live and she will include audience questions. Bahrani’s previous films include 99 Homes (2014), an urgent, indignant drama set during the economic crisis that forces a decent man into morally dubious activity in 2010. His Fahrenheit 451 (2018) is an adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s novel that’s fiercely committed to the love of books, art, culture, and freedom. And his early films — Man Push Cart (05), Chop Shop (07) and Goodbye Solo (08) — established him as a leading artist of American independent cinema. He is a professor of film directing at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.
Watch The White Tiger on Netflix before the discussion.
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