Red Carpet Event: OPENING NIGHT

Presented by the City of San Luis Obispo
Also sponsored by KVEC 920AM, Taste!, LXV Wines, Ancient Peaks Winery, Pomar Junction Winery, 7 Sisters Brewing Co. and Taj Palace.

A festive evening is in store when the sights, sounds and tastes of India dazzle Opening Night guests at Mission Plaza, the site of our Festival Tent this year!

Indian dancers from the Cal Poly Indian Student Association will entertain on the Mission steps, and guests will be treated to party favors, Central Coast wine and spice pairings, beer and a mixture of savory Indian and American food, in the Festival Tent, with a view of the historic Mission. A henna artist and tarot reader will add to the fun, before guests head to the Fremont Theatre for our Opening Night movie.

When an ominous dream convinces 77-year-old Dayanand Kumar that his end could be near, he decides he wants to breathe his last breath in the holy city of Varanasi and end the cycle of rebirth, by attaining salvation. His dutiful son Rajiv is left with no choice but to drop everything and make the journey with his stubborn father. They check into the Hotel Salvation, and as the days go by, Rajiv struggles to juggle his responsibilities back home, while Daya starts to bloom in the hotel. “An enjoyable, thoughtful comedy about dying, freedom and family ties.” Hollywood Reporter. Comedy/Drama. 102 min. India. TRAILER.

Tuesday, March 13
Opening Night Party: 5:00pm
Festival Tent, Mission Plaza
Party & Movie: $35 General / $25 Students
Tickets will be sold at the Festival Tent at 5:30pm if available.
All Access Passes only

Opening Night Movie: 7:00pm
Fremont Theatre
Movie Only: $15 General / $12 Students