Saturday, September 01, 2007

Bollywood comes to DC - DC Meets Delhi / Film and Arts Festival

September 7-13, 2007Film Festival Schedule here.

BOX OFFICE: Tickets Now Available Online.Purchase Tickets Online here

Screenings in either UDC auditorium (seats 600) with full-feature screen and quality projection, in the adjacent Little Theater (seats 100) or Building 41/A03 (seats 120).

Special Events:

APARNA SEN, one of India’s foremost women directors, brings to her films an unusual sensibility. It is a sensibility that has been shaped and informed by a rare mix of empathy,intellect, socio-political awareness, and a finely honed cinematic craftsmanship. Although she is an actress of considerable talent, working with some of the finest directors, itis her work as a filmmaker that has brought her widespread recognition.

DC Meets Delhi is screening the following films: Teen Kanya, 1961 (Bengali), directed by Satyajit Ray and starring Aparna Sen; 36 Chowringhee Lane, 1981 (English), written and directed by Screenplay by Aparna Sen; Sati, 1989 (Bengali), written and directed by Aparna Sen, Mr & Mrs Iyer ; 2002 (English) written and directed by Aparna Sen; and Titli, 2002 (Bengali) directed by Rituparno Ghosh and starring Aparna Sen.

♥Sunday September 9, 2007 noon-6 pm
Festival Dance and Arts:
An afternoon of DC and Indian dance, crafts, and arts for the whole family.
Free performances, art demonstrations, and workshops for all ages: Bollywood dancing, hand dancing, Beat Yo Feet, Indian classical dance, drumming, henna art, Indian doll-making, rangoli sandpainting, sari corner, and painting. Arts, crafts and foods for sale: khadi cloth, Indian jewelry, paintings, paper and boxes, tea and spices and more. Indian food from Nirvana and Indian Ocean restaurants.
Free performances.

♥Monday September 10, 2007 2:30-6:00pm
Interactive Panel Discussion on Urban Water Issues: What can DC learn from Delhi? Following the screening of Running Dry (USA/2005/55 mins.) a film which focuses on the problems being caused as a result of dwindling global water supplies.
UDC, Building 41/A-03

♥Sept. 12, 2007
Gandhi: Popularity & Relevance 2007 Films, Exhibition and Panel Discussion
Gandhi 2007: The Mahatma’s Renewed Relevance and Popularity

Representations of Mahatma Gandhi have become widespread in the past few years and suggest a resurgence of interest in his life, values, influence and influences. Focused through the prism of film, this panel presents screen representations of Mahatma Gandhi and a close examination of his global role in 2007. The panel follows the Tuesday, September 11 screening of The Making of the Mahatma (1996) by Shyam Benegal Panel speakers include Carrie Trybulic, Director of the Gandhi Memorial Center, Washington DC, Dr. Bobby Austin, University of the District of Columbia and Dr. Anastup Basu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and invited participants Mrs. Banu Mushtaq, award-winning author of the book Hasina, and Tara, Indian National Award Winner for her screen portrayal of Tara in the film Hasina (2004), which is being screened immediately after the Gandhi 2007 panel event. Panel FREE and open to all.

University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008 | 202-274-5000
Contact: Deirdre Evans-Pritchard at

FREE PARKING at the UDC Van Ness parking lot, off 4200 Connecticut - follow the signs to the auditorium and amphitheater area. RAIN or SHINE: events are both inside the auditorium area and outdoors under the trees around the amphitheater.

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