Mira Nair

The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Sports • Retake

Retake: Sports

May 29, 2022

This series is over. We’ve covered ‘Love and Basketball,’ ‘Girlfight,’ ‘Lords of Dogtown,’ and ‘Queen of Katwe.’ So what did we think of these four films, what they say about sports, and what they brought to the table?

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Sports • Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

May 26, 2022

We wrap up our Sports series with Mira Nair’s 2016 film ‘Queen of Katwe.’ We return to Nair after talking about ‘Salaam Bombay!’ in our Coming of Age Debuts series. How does this one compare? How does it fit in the world of sports? And does it reach farther than most biopics?

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Coming of Age • Retake

Retake: Coming of Age Debuts

May 1, 2022

Our Coming of Age Debuts series is over. We’ve covered Salaam Bombay!, Slums of Beverly Hills, Ratcatcher, The Virgin Suicides, Thirteen, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, and Booksmart. So what did we think of these films and what they brought to the table?

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Coming of Age Debuts • Salaam Bombay! Dir: Mira Nair, 1988

Salaam Bombay!

March 17, 2022

We kick off our series on Coming of Age Debuts with Mira Nair’s first narrative feature. It’s ‘Salaam Bombay!’ from 1988. It’s a realistic look at life on the streets for a kid in the slums of Bombay. What do we think of the film? Tune in to find out!

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