Published on Jan 31, 2013
"The Greatest Hunt For South Indian Food In NYC Ever Committed To Film!"
DOSA HUNT, A Film By Amrit Singh.
Starring: Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), Ashok Kondabolu (Das Racist), Vijay Iyer (Vijay Iyer Trio), Alan Palomo (Neon Indian), Amrit Singh (Stereogum), Himanshu Suri (Das Racist), Anand Wilder (Yeasayer).
08/09 & 08/10 - Helsinki, Finland (FLOW Festival) http://bit.ly/18H3crB
08/24 - San Francisco, CA (Asha Festival) http://bit.ly/16bXwlr
09/01 - Seattle, WA (Bumbershoot Festival) http://bit.ly/135WEut
DOSA HUNT is a short film by Amrit Singh featuring a diverse group of music-world friends -- Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij, Das Racist's Himanshu Suri and Ashok "Dapwell" Kondabolu, Yeasayer's Anand Wilder, Neon Indian's Alan Palomo, jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, and Stereogum's Executive Editor, Singh -- on a quest to find their hometown's best dosa. The delicious traditional South Indian crepe has earned this long-overdue cinematic closeup. But our our heroes' journey -- bantering in an Indian disco van, eating their way through the restaurants and grocery stores of Manhattan and Queens -- also explores the shared and respective cultures of this vibrant group of NYC artists in the wilds of their city. Called "sharply funny" by New York Magazine, "part No Reservations, part Big Brother part something smarter" by Interview Magazine, and "a short film about the Indian community's growth and search for cultural roots in the US" by The Times Of India, DOSA HUNT is a snapshot of a transitional generation in America's immigrant/art experience, in hot pursuit of good food. Set to a killer soundtrack.
NEW YORK MAGAZINE: "Sharply funny." http://bit.ly/VTcR8p
HUFFINGTON POST: "With DOSA HUNT, Filmmaker Amrit Singh Emerges as Generational Voice" http://huff.to/10xNJUX
INTERVIEW MAGAZINE: "Part No Reservations, part Big Brother, part something smarter" http://bit.ly/XtTkq8
BLACKBOOK MAGAZINE: "Five Out Of Five... Singh [has] the mark of a fanboy filmmaker not yet jaded by the Merchants Of Cool-hood of pop music." http://bit.ly/15AzBf2
TIMES OF INDIA: "'Dosa Hunt' is more than just a search for New York's best dosa. It's a short film about the Indian community's growth and search for cultural roots in the US." http://bit.ly/189YI9E
ON BBC WORLD NEWS:
PRI's The World with Marco Werman: http://theworld.org/dosa-hunt
KCRW's Good Food with Evan Kleiman: http://snd.sc/130O1FX
WNYC's Soundcheck with John Schaefer: http://wny.cc/RM9hah
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