CEN1-06. Meet the Patels

US, Feature Documentary, 2014, 88 min

...sharp and riotously funny… Variety

Fresh out of a breakup with his American girlfriend, Ravi Patel is freaked out that he’s 30, still single and is now under knee-buckling pressure from his parents to get married. During a vacation to India with his parents and filmmaker sister, Ravi learns that "Patel" is one of the most common surnames in India, and he is struck with how overwhelmingly happy the marriages are of his Patel family and friends. Ravi decides that the semi-arranged marriages of India might not be so bad. Back in America, he enlists the help of his matchmaker mother and his advice-spouting father who send him on a whirlwind of dates around the U.S. via the “Patel Matrimonial Convention” websites. Will Ravi's sister Geeta ever get to shoot a wedding?

Directed by Geeta Patel, Ravi Patel

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Venues: The Boulder Theater; Grace Commons Church, 1820 15th Street; Boulder High; Cinemark Century Boulder 1, 1700 29th St.; Cinemark Century Boulder 2, 1700 29th St.; eTown Hall; Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium