IFFLA opens with ‘Stella’

Indian Film Festival takes place in L.A. on April 20

Deepa Mehta-produced “Cooking With Stella” will open the 8th Indian Film Festival Los Angeles on April 20.

Toronto-based Mehta will attend with her brother Dilip, who made his feature helming debut with the film, and pic’s star Lisa Ray.

Fest salutes filmmakers of Indian origin. The gala, co-sponsored by SAG, Telefilm Canada and the Canadian High Consulate, will benefit the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research.

“Stella” preemed at the Toronto fest in September.

IFFLA runs April 20-25 at the ArcLight in Hollywood. The rest of the line-up will be announced later.

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