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'maximum India' from March 1-20, 2011.

Film

On this page: List of all the festival events in the Film genre.
Image for <i>Bollywood and Beyond</i> with Nandita Das

Bollywood and Beyond with Nandita Das

Nandita Das, an award-winning actress and director, leads a discussion of the Indian film industry, from the big-banner studio productions of Bollywood to the more "regional" films.

Mon., Mar. 14, 2011, 7:30 PM

Terrace Gallery

$10.00

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Documentaries: The Story of Gitanjali and Pather Panchali: A Living Resonance

The Story of Gitanjali takes a look at the collection of poems by the renowned Indian polymath Rabindranath Tagore, which won him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, making him the first Asian Nobel laureate. Pather Panchali: A Living Resonance explores legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s film Pather Panchali. Fifty years after its release, Pather Panchali is still regarded as one of the greatest films ever made and one that solidified India’s spot on the international film map. Documentaries produced by the Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Part of maximum INDIA.

Tue., Mar. 15, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Image for Panel Discussion: <i>Portrayal of Indian Women in Film</i>

Panel Discussion: Portrayal of Indian Women in Film

Moderator Nandita Das leads a discussion on the portrayal of Indian women in film with panelists Shabana Azmi, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Ketan Mehta, and Dilip Basu.

Tue., Mar. 15, 2011, 7:30 PM

Terrace Theater

$10.00

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Documentaries: Does Gandhi Matter? and Ismat & Annie

Does Gandhi Matter? explores the continuing interest, especially among today’s youth, in the Mahatma and his message of tolerance and non-violence. Through interviews with a wide cross-section of people, the film depicts reactions to its titular question. Ismat & Annie follows the lives and works of Ismat Chugtai and Qurrat-ul-Ain Haider (better known as Annie)—two writers who, in spite of turmoil and turbulence in their personal lives and the period in which they lived, contributed immeasurably to the Indian literary landscape. Documentaries produced by the Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Part of maximum INDIA.

Wed., Mar. 16, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Image for Film: <i>Four Women</i> (2007)

Film: Four Women (2007)

This film is a searing and thought-provoking drama revolving around four elemental female characters in the south Indian state of Kerala: The Prostitute, The Virgin, The Housewife, and The Spinster.

Wed., Mar. 16, 2011, 7:30 PM

Terrace Theater

$12.00

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Film: Mandi (1983)

A satirical comedy on politics and prostitution, which stars Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, and Smita Patil, Mandi tells the story of a brothel situated in the heart of a city, an area that some politicians covet for its prime location.

Thu., Mar. 17, 2011, 7:30 PM

Terrace Theater

$12.00

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Image for Film: <i>Devi</i> (1960)

Film: Devi (1960)

In this Satyajit Ray classic, a young woman is deemed a goddess when her father-in-law, a rich feudal landlord, envisions her as the Goddess Kali. The woman herself starts believing that she is an avatar, and that belief soon turns to tragedy.

Sat., Mar. 19, 2011, 11:00 AM

Terrace Theater

$12.00

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Literature Panel: Celluloid Lives

This discussion moderated by Lalitha Gopalan explores film biography and autobiography as a personalized account of the evolution of film in India with panelists Girish Karnad, Sharmila Tagore, and Sadanand Menon.

Sat., Mar. 19, 2011, 4:30 PM

Terrace Theater

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Image for Film: <i>Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)</i> (2010)

Film: Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) (2010)

One of India's most sought-after leading men, Aamir Khan stars in wife Kiran Rao's feature film directorial debut, the story of four people from very different backgrounds, whose worlds intersect and leave them forever altered.

Sat., Mar. 19, 2011, 8:00 PM

Terrace Theater

$12.00

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Image for Film: <i>Fire</i> (1996)

Film: Fire (1996)

Director Deepa Mehta's groundbreaking Fire was the first Indian film to explicitly portray homosexual relations and continues to invite conversations on homosexuality and freedom of speech.

Sun., Mar. 20, 2011, 1:30 PM

Terrace Theater

$12.00

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Image for Film: <i>Mirch Masala</i> (1985)

Film: Mirch Masala (1985)

Set in colonial India, Mirch Masala tells of a beautiful and confident woman whose husband is away in the city. She spurns the advances of the tax collector, who is known for demanding more than taxes, and flees to a spice factory.

Sun., Mar. 20, 2011, 5:00 PM

Terrace Theater

$12.00

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