Shivdasani-HusseinPakistani-born filmmaker Mumtaz Hussain’s important opus, Art = (Love)2, was screened last night, to a standing-room only audience, at the New York Indian Film Festival.

Mumtaz Hussain employs all of his powers, as a writer, filmmaker & painter, to tell a story set in New York today, that offers social commentary and proscriptions for change, by synthesizing objective and subjective reality — math & love into art. “Love is the power to solve everything,” according to Hussain.

Mr. Hussain is seen here after the screening with Aroon Shivdasani, Executive Director, Indo-American Arts Council.

Photograph: Stephen Wise