CineCulture will present “A Suitable Girl” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the Peters Education Center Auditorium at the Student Recreation Center (5010 N. Woodrow Ave.). The post-screening discussion will be led by director Sarita Khurana.

Winner of the Albert Maysles Best New Documentary Director Award, “A Suitable Girl” features three young women, Ritu, Dipti and Amrita, living in India trying to navigate the lines between personal identity and the societal pressures of marriage.

As products of traditional and contemporary values, these women represent the new India. Though they are educated and financially stable women, they still remain part of the traditional arranged marriage and matchmaking process.

With a glimpse into India’s urban middle class, the film follows these women over the course of four years in cinéma vérité-like style as they struggle through having their own career aspirations become supplanted by traditional roles of marriage.

“A Suitable Girl” is an hour and a half long, in English and Hindi with English subtitles (trailer).

All CineCulture films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is free after 4 p.m. on Fridays. INFO: Dr. Mary Husain at