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Date and Time: Sat, May 13, 12:15 PM
Director: Arpita Mukherjee
Starring: Danny Pudi , Lee Horton, Lawrence Pedapati, Teresa Pudi
Run time: 40 Mins
Language: Hindi, English
Year Made: 2022
Country: India

A new film written by Danny Pudi, RUNNING follows Danny as he sets out to uncover
the story of his estranged father. Piecing together mementos, stories from his dad’s old
friends, and hard conversations with his mother, Pudi starts on a mission to solve the
puzzle of his father and finds himself instead on a complex, funny, and vulnerable
journey of self-discovery and acceptance.

A unique cinematic adventure that blends theatricality and documentary filmmaking and
unites theater artists and filmmakers, RUNNING will offer an emotionally intimate and
visually explosive experience to the audience.

Director : Arpita Mukherjee
Arpita Mukherjee is a NYC based director and writer who recently made her Broadway debut as the resident director of The Kite Runner. Arpita previously directed Bollywood Kitchen by Sri Rao (Geffen Playhouse), House of Joy by Madhuri Shekar (San Diego Rep), and Eh Dah: Questions for my Father by Aya Aziz (Next Door @ New York Theatre Workshop). Arpita has developed work at the Public Theater, WP Theater and O’Neill Theater Center, amongst others. She is a 2021 Resident Director at the Drama League, a 2018 -2020 Women's Project Lab Member and a 2018 Eugene O’ Neill National Directing Fellows and an alumni of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Arpita directed Running, a film written by and starring Danny Pudi and co-wrote the screenplay for the Disney+ Hotstar film Gulmohar with director Rahul Chittella. Arpita is currently developing projects for WIIP, AMC, and a Netflix feature directed by Mira Nair, with music by Pharrell Williams. Arpita is the Co-founder and Artistic Director of Hypokrit. Arpita is the Co-Book Writer and Associate Director on the upcoming Monsoon Wedding, The Musical.