Meet the Patels by Ravi Patel and Geeta Patel (USA, 2015, 88 min.). Meet the Patels is a laugh-out-loud, real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams … and his parents. Ravi is willing to do whatever it takes to find love—but there’s one tricky detail to consider: in his family, everyone has the last name Patel. Patels marry other Patels. It’s not incest; it means they are from the same 50-square mile radius in India. Struck by how overwhelmingly happy the marriages are of his Patel family and friends, Ravi enters a fool-proof Patel matchmaking system and embarks on a worldwide search for another American Patel just like him. Filmed by Ravi’s sister in what begins as a family vacation video, this hilarious and heartbreaking film reveals how love is a family affair.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with professionals in the field of psychology.