December 8–January 26, 2019
This series accompanies Nandita Raman’s photography exhibition Cinema Play House, which captures the magical allure of fading cinema halls in India. The screening series, in conversation with Raman’s black-and-white photographs, approaches the subject of cinema from a multi-dimensional perspective. Non-fiction Indian films explore themes of film archiving, restoration, production, distribution, and exhibition. In order to spotlight modes of cinematic representation that do not pertain to conventional notions of the “documentary,” the series also includes experimental essay films, narrative shorts and feature-length ruminative documentaries. It also brings to light the work of women filmmakers, showcasing the films of four contemporary Indian female directors.
Organized by guest curator Priyadarshini Shanker with Nandita Raman and SepiaEYE