Movie Analysis by Dr. Mrinalini
November 30, 2019 4:00 pm Saturday
Art and literature can be seen as extensions of the human mind. Very often they can reveal what lies within, sometimes visibly, and, sometimes, not quite so visibly. The movie club is (we hope) a fun way of looking deeper into the emotions, perceptions and thoughts that weave human relationships together or tear them apart. A movie may be treated as a true story or, alternatively, can be used as a tool to try and figure out what went on in the directors head when the movie was made. Either way, it’s a different way of understanding human behavior and relationships. In the end, by looking deeper into another’s story, we hope, perchance, to understand ourselves better.
Viva Cuba movie screening
November 27, 2019 7:00 pm Wednesday
In a tale akin to Romeo and Juliet, the friendship between two children is threatened by their parents’ differences. Malu is from an upper-class family and her single mother does not want her to play with Jorgito, as she thinks his background coarse and commonplace.
Premiere: RV Ramani’s Film 2
November 24, 2019 7:00 pm Sunday
Santhal family to mill re-call A film by RV Ramani 112 Minutes, 2017, English Subtitles
Synopsis: Ramkinkar Baij (1904-84) experimented with a wide range of formal approaches to evolve his practice in sculpture and painting. He was a teacher in Santiniketan. He was also a theatre practitioner who directed plays and created sets. Among his many great works, Santhal Family; and Mill Call;, sculptures using concrete as material, are considered landmarks of modern Indian art. Vivan Sundaram a contemporary artist, in collaboration with theater practitioners, writers and artists, conceives the project 409 RAMKINKARS, a re-take on the life and works of Ramkinkar Baij. Many of the sculptures and paintings made by Ramkinkar Baij are re-created in diverse materials by Vivan Sundaram with a team of artists and students. Theatre directors Anuradha Kapur, Santanu Bose, Aditee Biswas and Deepan Sivaraman, with 30 professional actors, associates and technicians, conceptualize a promenade theatre. The script is by Belinder Dhanoa.
Awards: Best Long Documentary at Mumbai International Documentary Film festival (MIFF 2018)
About the filmmaker: R.V. Ramani, is a Cinematographer and Documentary Filmmaker, based in Chennai and in Delhi. With more than 25 Independent films to his credit, he has established a unique style of his own, making impressionistic personal documentaries. He is an alumnus from FTII, Pune and a teacher, conducting regular workshops at many Institutions. His films and Retrospectives have been screened in many International Film Festivals and in other platforms. Oh that’s Bhanu is his recent film.
For more details checkout www.ramanifilms.com
KALLU – Telugu play by Samahaara
November 14, 2019 8:00 pm Thursday
Samahaara Workshop Productions presents
Gollapudi Maruti Rao’s “KALLU” A Play in Telugu
Produced by Rathna Shekar Directed by Rajashekar Kavali
Date – 14th & 15th Nov 2019 Time – 08.00PM Venue – Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
Five people decide to put all their hard earned fortune in the hands of the most deserving person among themselves for the benefit of all and ask him to lead them with responsibility, that man takes advantage of their weakness and he not only exploits them but also degrades them with utter contempt ripping off their self-respect.
When the destiny of the blind is placed in the hands of a trusted confidant who offers them a ray of hope, those very hands, clouded by self-centered desires, push their lives into a state of despair. This play depicts a stark contrast between the lives of sighted people who are ‘Blinded’ by conceit and the visually impaired who ‘See’ this world with their hearts.