Mira Nair's The Namesake will open the Indo-American Arts Council's 6th IAAC FilmFestival in New York on Nov 1.

Adapted from Jhumpa Lahiri's book of the same name, TheNamesake charts the upsand downs of an Indian family transplanted to Boston, and stars Kal Penn, Tabu,Irfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett and Zuleikha Robinson star. Fox Searchlight hasscheduled a Nov 3 domestic release.

Further events will be announced in the coming months. For moredetails visit www.iaac.us.