The Indie Film Corner: ‘Hank and Asha’

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The Indie Film “Hank and Asha” will be shown at USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., on Monday, May 5 at 7 p.m.

Directed by James E. Duff and starring Andrew Pastides and Mahira Kakkar, “Hank and Asha” was the winner of Best Feature, 2013 Napa Valley Film Festival, and winner of Best Feature at the 2013 Portland Film Festival.

In this charming romantic comedy, an Indian woman studying in Prague and a lonely New Yorker begin an unconventional correspondence through video letters — two strangers searching for human connection in a hyper-connected world.  When their relationship deepens, they must decide whether or not to meet face to face. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival, “Hand and Asha” is a film about identity, longing, and the irresistible appeal of entertaining life’s what-ifs.

Gary Goldstein at The Los Angeles Times said, “Uniquely captivating … A love story for the Skype-and-selfies age, the film’s themes of personal connection, aspiration and destiny remain timeless.”

Tickets are adults $7, seniors $6, and students $7. Contact the box office at 843-521-4145  or email Bonnie Hargrove at bhargrov@uscb.edu, or visit them online at www.uscbcenterforthearts.com. The box office opens an hour prior to the show.