Sunday, April 27th ~ 12:00 pm
The Mystic Masseur
Director: Ismail Merchant
This gem from director Ismail Merchant is based on the comic novel by Nobel Prize winner V.S. Naipaul. The hero, Ganesh Ransumair, is a schoolteacher in Trinidad's capital city. When he travels back to his country village for his father's burial he decides to make a go of it as a writer. His first novel fails and in an effort to make money, Ganesh takes up his father's trade, that of village healer. When he 'cures' a young boy, word spreads of his remarkable skills and his fortunes take a positive turn.
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