Bhaji on the Beach presented by DJ Anjali

Event Details

  • Date: August 29, 2024
  • Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Venue:  Tomorrow Theater
    3530 SE Division St.
    Portland, Oregon 97202

Bhaji on the Beach // PRESENTED BY DJ ANJALI

Dates with showtimes for Bhaji on the Beach // PRESENTED BY DJ ANJALI

    Event Runtime: 100 min.

    Tickets $15.

    Doors & DJ set at 6:30 p.m.; Event at 7 p.m.
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    DJ Anjali presents a screening of Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham)’s debut film, Bhaji on the Beach. Prior to the screening, Anjali will spin a retro 80’s & 90’s UK Desi set. Come dance!

    ON SCREENBhaji on the Beach

    1993. Directed by Gurinder Chadha. Runtime: 101 minutes. Rated R.

    The debut feature from director Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like BeckhamBride & Prejudice and Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Perfect Snogging) and screenwriter Meera Syal (Goodness Gracious Me, Anita and Me and Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee) focuses on the various experiences of a group of British Indian women.

    A group from the Saheli Asian Women’s Group take a day-trip to Blackpool. Included in this group are: Ginder (Kim Vithana), a victim of an abusive relationship who is refusing to stand by her man (much to the chagrin of her elders); Hashida (Sarita Khajura), an unmarried teenage mum-to-be who is shunned by the same elders for her interracial relationship; and Asha (Lalita Ahmed), a respectable shop assistant who escapes into a fantasy world from her drab day-to-day existence when she is charmed by a local playboy thespian. Also along for the day are a middle-class Bombay woman dripping with over-the-top glamor, and a couple of boy-crazy teenage girls.

    ON STAGE:  DJ Anjali

    Anjali is a DJ, dancer, and artist. Her work is primarily concerned with creating a collective memory through songs, dance, and imagery while pushing forward a working class, immigrant feminist agenda on the dance floor. As a DJ and dance floor instigator, she has worked to promote the future and vintage sounds of the South Asian and Desi diaspora within the larger Global Bass movement. She moves between two styles of performance, from behind the decks as a DJ to the front of the stage as a Bhangra dancer, all the while exploring her own identity and using the dance floor as a place to build solidarity.