Thursday, August 09, 2007

13 Aug : Vikalp screening at Awishkar - Mahim

ON MONDAY 13th AUGUST - 7.30 pm
Vikalp , Awishkar and The Short Circuit, presents an evening
of shorts and documentaries

An Actor Prepares
Dir: Avanish Upmanyu
Dur: 16 Min.
The film peeps into the life of one struggling actor of the film
industry. It depicts his aspiration & struggle to make it big there

Holly Bolly (UK / India)
Dir: Dishad Hussain
Dur: 12 Min.
Two young filmmakers are forced to go cross genre.
Winner, best short, Los Angeles, Indian Film Festival 2004

Looking for Amitabh
Dir: Meenakshi Shedde
Dur: 5 Min.
Blind students talk about their how their perception of Amitabh Bachchan.

By Pankaj Rishi Kumar
60 minutes
Location Sound, Sound Design Satheesh PM
Camera Avijit Mukul Kishore

Kumar Talkies is a run-down cinema in small town Kalpi, where few films run
longer than a few days, and each screening is missing a number of songs and
dances, thanks to the projectionist's whims. Once owned by the filmmaker's
father, it remembers better days, as seen unearthed through family
testimonies and 8mm footage. Still, the faces of moviegoers reflected in the
dark speak for themselves - the magic of cinema will never cease to

The film explores the relationship between Kalpi--a small town in northern
India--and its only surviving cinema hall. The film chronicles Kalpi's
economic decline and its citizens' hopes and frustrations while taking a
nostalgic look at the lost, lavish world of cinema. The film also considers
the influence of television, which is gradually reducing the audience at the

. Best Film: L'Alternativa, Barcelona
. Special Jury Citation: Zanzibar Film Festival
. National Award for Best Audiography, 1999
. Screenings at 0ver 40 International film festivals

New Municipal High School,
Miya Mohhammad Chotani Marg,
Mahim (w)

Time : 7:30pm

Entry Rs. 50/-
For student 25/- (ID Compulsory)

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