To Do Tuesday: A Midnight Clear

Deepa Mehta and Salman Rushdie.

Deepa Mehta and Salman Rushdie.

See banned The Satanic Verses author and now screenwriter Salman Rushdie premiere his film Midnight’s Children, adapted with director Deepa Mehta from his best-selling novel. Mr. Rushdie and Ms. Mehta will then discuss the movie, about a pair of kids growing up in an India that is gaining independence from Britain and is nothing like the country their parents knew, on a panel moderated by Navina Haidar, the curator of the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is hosting the night along with 108 Media/Paladin.

The Grace Rogers Auditorium, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, (212) 535-7710, screening 7pm, by invitation only.