Screen Asia: "Margarita, with a Straw"


“…an unexpected delight of charm and substance.” (Variety)


This inspirational love story tells of cerebral palsy-afflicted student Laila (Kalki Koechlin) and her journey from India to New York. Laila crafts lyrics and music for her Delhi university indie band. When the band wins a contest, the condescending host asks, “It must have been so hard for you; can you share something with us?” to which Laila responds with her middle finger.

In her search for new experiences, Laila leaves India to study at New York University, where she meets an inspiring activist and new, creative experiences. Margarita, with a Straw challenges the norm by presenting a traditional story of empowerment in an untraditional way.

Please note, the content of this film is suggested for mature audiences.


Bank of America is the presenting sponsor of performing arts and cultural programs, with generous support from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, the Hearst Foundations and Mickey Rosenau & Dr. Ellen Gritz. Lead support is provided by the Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, The Clayton Fund, the Favrot Fund, and the Wortham Foundation. Support is also provided by Friends of Performing Arts & Culture, premier groups of individuals and organizations committed to bringing the best in public programming to Houston.

Presenting Sponsor

Bank of America

Program Sponsors

City of HoustonHouston Arts Alliance 

Promotional Partner

Event Details

Wed 30 Sep 2015
7 - 8:30 p.m.

1370 Southmore Blvd Houston, TX 77004 713.496.9901

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