• Mike Curb College logo, Armer Theater logo, Dept Chair Jon Stahl interviewing Darren Star in the Armer Theater

Public Screenings - February 2014

The following screenings are open to the campus community and to the general public.
Admission is free.

Jalsaghar dvd cover 

Thurs, Feb 6 -- 7 PM


The Music Room (Jalsaghar) (1958), 100 mins.

With The Music Room, Ray brilliantly evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen Indian aristocrat clinging to a fading way of life. An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity and a defining work of the filmmaker’s career. 

Apur Sansar poster 

Thurs, Feb 13 -- 7 PM


The World of Apu (Apur Sansar) (1959), 106 mins.

The final chapter of “The Apu Trilogy” is a rich and contemplative film that provides a dramatic conclusion to the story begun in Ray’s first two films. The World of Apu follows the titular character’s journey into adulthood and into a perplexing and uncertain future.

Devi (the Goddess) poster 

Thurs, Feb 20 -- 7 PM


Devi (The Goddess) (1960), 93 mins.

In Devi, Ray tells the story of a young woman who comes to believe that she is an incarnation of the goddess Kali. Here the filmmaker explores the idea of the modern Indian woman and sensitively shows the pressures and difficulties this new ideal created.

Kanchanjangha dvd cover

Thurs, Feb 27 -- 7 PM


The Postmaster (1961), 56 mins.; and Kanchenjungha (1962), 102 mins.

Ray’s first original screenplay and his first film to be shot in color, Kanchenjungha followsthe shifting and evolving relationships of an upper-class vacationing Bengali family. Together with The Postmaster, an excerpt from the multi-part film, Three Daughters.