The 12th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles will open with Sold, an Indian child trafficking drama starring Gillian Anderson and executive produced by Emma Thompson. The festival runs April 8-13 at the ArcLight Hollywood and will mark the debut of the event’s first artistic director, former AFI Fest director and indie producer Jasmine Jaisinghani, whose appointment was announced today. David Arquette and Seema Biswas co-star in Sold, directed by Jeffrey D. Brown. It centers on the topic of child trafficking in India as viewed through one girl’s journey. It is an adaptation of the Patricia McCormick novel based on true accounts, which has been translated into 32 languages.
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