Filmmaker Soham Mehta with me outside the River Oaks Theater. Photo by Hazuki Chino.
I’m back from Houston after wrapping another year of Slant: Bold Asian American Images. Filmmaker Soham Mehta was in attendance, screening one of his works for the third time at Slant. But this screening was particularly meaningful for him because it was the Houston premiere of Fatakra, his Student Academy Award-winning film. Soham grew up in Katy (a Houston suburb), moved to Austin for college, then came back to Houston to work. He founded local theater company Shunya, before going back to Austin for film school. Many of Soham’s friends, family, and supporters came out to see the film.
See a full recap here on the Slant site.