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SIFF presents ‘India Sweets and Spices’ premiere


A lovingly framed glimpse of the life of an Indian American family, “India Sweets and Spices” — a fresh, vibrant, funny and thought-provoking story — celebrates a young woman’s coming-of-age in a uniquely vibrant subculture.

A lovingly framed glimpse of the life of an Indian American family, “India Sweets and Spices” — a fresh, vibrant, funny and thought-provoking story — celebrates a young woman’s coming-of-age in a uniquely vibrant subculture.


Originally Published: December 19, 2021 12:16 p.m.

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the acclaimed new film “India Sweets and Spices” showing Dec. 26-30 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Alia Kapur (Sophia Ali) returns to her family’s posh suburban New Jersey home after a year away at college and upends their well-ordered life with her newfound independence.

Befriending Varun (Rish Shah), the handsome son of the new owners of the local Indian grocery, she invites his family to a weekly dinner gathering with her parents’ wealthy friends. She is shocked to learn that her perfectionist mother Sheila (Manisha Koirala) has a previous connection to Varun’s mother Bhairavi (Deepti Gupta).

Alia’s surprise turns to indignation when she uncovers secrets about both her parents that push her toward a daring and transformative confrontation.

A lovingly framed glimpse of the life of an Indian American family, “India Sweets and Spices” — a fresh, vibrant, funny and thought-provoking story — celebrates a young woman’s coming-of-age in a uniquely vibrant subculture.

“A hearty Indian American tale.” — Variety

Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 26, 27 and 27; and 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 29 and 30.

Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.