Red Carpet Event: OPENING NIGHT

Presented by the City of San Luis Obispo
Also sponsored by KVEC 920AM and Luna Red

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 Student Association will entertain on the Mission steps, and guests will be treated to party favors, Central Coast wine, beer and a mixture of savory Indian and American food, in both the Festival Tent and the scenic patio at Luna Red, with a view of the historic Mission. A henna artist and Tarot Reader at Luna Red will add to the fun, before guests head up 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 & Luna Red
Party & Movie: $35 General / $25 Students
All Access Passes only

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