Friday October 15th - Feature Presentation
HISSS (US/India, 2010; 96 min.)
Director: Jennifer Lynch (Cast / Crew in Attendance)
Jennifer Lynch carries on the Lynch family tradition with the Bollywood co-production HISSS, starring Bollywood favorites Mallika Sherawat and Irrfan Khan.
Hisss begins as an ancient Indian myth relating to a Snake Goddess, residing deep in the legendary spice forests of the Malabar Coast, is reawakened when an American makes the arduous journey into the forest in search of a giant Cobra. Little could he imagine what he is about to unleash upon the modern world…
Hisss follows a ruthless American who, fascinated by the ancient folklore of the nagin, travels to India to find out the truth behind the legends. In the jungles of India, he captures the mate of the nagin for the magical powers of its nagmani, a mythical gem embedded in its hood. The nagin transforms into a femme fatale and comes to the modern world to track down her long lost lover. She wreaks havoc on those who stand in the way of their reunion and on her mate's captors. Her desperate search and subsequent quest for revenge results in a wild chase, littered with a trail of bodies and narrow escapes.
Cast: Mallika Sherawat (Politics of Love), Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire, New York I Love You), Jeff Doucette (Dr. Dolittle, Bedazzled)