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Film Events

Thursday, January 23, 2014

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

SATYAJIT RAY RETROSPECTIVE

Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) (1955), 115 mins.

Satyajit Ray's debut film and the first film of "The Apu Trilogy," Pather Panchali is a quiet and beautiful reverie about the life of an impoverished Bengali family. This is the film that introduced Ray to the world and brought a new vision of India to the screen.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

SATYAJIT RAY RETROSPECTIVE

Aparajito (The Unvanquished) (1956), 113 mins.

Aparajito continues Ray's "The Apu Trilogy" and follows the character of Apu as he grows up and away from his Bengali family. A flawless continuation of the story begun in the first part of the trilogy and a film that remains strikingly relevant to today's world.

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Thursday, February 06, 2014

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

SATYAJIT RAY RETROSPECTIVE

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.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

SATYAJIT RAY RETROSPECTIVE

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.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

SATYAJIT RAY RETROSPECTIVE

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.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

SATYAJIT RAY RETROSPECTIVE

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 follows the shifting and evolving relationships of an upper-class vacationing Bengali family. Together with The Postmaster, an excerpt from the multi-part film, Three Daughters.

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