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AMMI spotlights Nair pix

'Vanity Fair' sneak caps retrospective

The American Museum of Moving Image will unspool a retrospective of Indian-born filmmaker Mira Nair’s features, documentaries and shorts Aug. 21-29.

“Vanity Fair,” Nair’s upcoming feature adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel, will have a preview screening Aug. 29, followed by a discussion between Nair and museum director David Schwartz.

Other films screening include “Mississippi Masala,” the 1991 Denzel Washington starrer about interracial romance in the Deep South; “Salaam Bombay!,” which garnered Nair a 1988 Camera d’Or for film debut at Cannes; and more recent pics “Hysterical Blindness” and “Monsoon Wedding.”

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