We’re thrilled to announce the conference will close Sunday with an exclusive preview of Today’s Special. An audience favorite at film festivals around the world, this heartwarming food comedy was written by and stars Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show, The Last Airbender) and Madhur Jaffrey, international film star and bestselling author of Indian cookbooks. The film will be accompanied by Indian-inspired bites and the filmmaker will be present for Q&A.
The film is a humorous and touching fable about Samir (Mandvi), a young Manhattan chef who is forced to take over the family’s nearly bankrupt Tandoori restaurant in the “Little India” neighborhood of Jackson Heights,
Queens. With the help of his mother (Jaffrey), his new love interest, and a mysterious taxi driver he crosses paths with, he manages to discover his true passion for cooking, saving his family business and family along the way. Also featuring Dean Winters (30 Rock), Jess Weixler (Teeth), and Indian film icon Naseeruddin Shah (Monsoon Wedding).