• Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)

Admission is free.  Family-friendly Event.

The Inner Arbor Trust and APA Film present the Heritage Film Festival, 3 nights of contemporary foreign language films (with English subtitles) presented at the Chrysalis in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods. 

3 Idiots (2009) Hindi language film.
9/29/2017 - Gates open at 6:30 p.m., film at 7:30 p.m.

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(from Wikipedia)

3 Idiots is a 2009 Indian coming of age comedy-drama film co-written, edited, and directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod ChopraAbhijat Joshi wrote the screenplay. It was inspired by the novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat. The film stars Aamir KhanKareena KapoorR. MadhavanSharman JoshiOmi VaidyaParikshit Sahni, and Boman Irani.

Upon release, the film was the highest-grossing film in its opening weekend in India and had the highest opening day collections for an Indian film up until that point. It also held the record for the highest net collections in the first week for a Bollywood film. It also became one of the few Indian films to become successful at the time in East Asian markets such as China, eventually bringing its overseas total to more than US$65 million at the time—the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in overseas markets, before being overtaken by Chennai Express in 2013.

The film is distinctive for featuring real inventions by little-known people in India's backyards. The brains behind the innovations were Remya Jose, a student from Kerala, who created the pedal operated washing-machine; Mohammad Idris, a barber from Hasanpur Kalan in Meerut district in Uttar Pradesh, who invented a bicycle-powered horse clipper; and Jahangir Painter, a painter from Maharashtra, who made the scooter-powered flour mill. The subtitled version of the film grew popular in South Asia, ChinaMalaysiaSingaporePhilippinesSouth Korea, and the United States.


Food vendors will be on site, but feel free to bring a picnic and (non-alcoholic) beverages. No glass containers permitted.

Directions and parking: 

Take Little Patuxent Parkway to South Entrance Road. Make the first right onto Symphony Woods Road. Make an immediate right up a steep driveway (sign says Administrative Offices, Staff Gate, VIP Parking), you will pass a white house and come to a parking lot, the Chrysalis is at the bottom of the hill.  Please park in the numbered spots in the hard top lot.  If parking fills up, staff will direct you to overflow parking.