Q&A: Directors Geeta & Ravi Patel on ‘Meet the Patels’

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After a just-can’t-commit breakup, Indian-American comedian Ravi Patel throws in the towel and agrees to let his endearing parents create a “biodata” for him, officially putting him on the semi-arranged marriage market. Camera in hand (aided by light whimsical animation), his sister Geeta documents the whole endeavor, in hilariously candid fashion, turning Ravi’s international search […]

VIDEO: ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ Q&A with Rory Kennedy, Alec Baldwin & More

David Nugent, director Rory Kennedy, film subject Col. Stuart Herrington, and series host Alec Baldwin in conversation following SummerDocs screening of Last Days in Vietnam: August 16, 2014. Photo: Eugene Gologursky

This past Saturday, the 2014 HIFF SummerDocs season continued with Last Days in Vietnam, Rory Kennedy‘s riveting and personal account of the desperate evacuation of Saigon in 1975: During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. The United States has only a […]