Amit Dutta’s Cinematic Museum is a series of films exploring the visual arts of India.
Presented in conjunction with the BAMPFA exhibition Divine Visions, Earthly Pleasures: Five Hundred Years of Indian Painting, Amit Dutta’s Cinematic Museum is a series of films exploring the visual arts of India.
More info/tickets at: http://bampfa.org/program/amit-dutta’s-cinematic-museum
Even Red Can Be Sad
Sunday, September 3, 5 PM
Amit Dutta, India, 2015
An intricately mosaicked portrait of nonagenarian artist Ram Kumar at home and in the studio. With short Chitrashala, which brings to life a series of painted tableaus in a former palace.
Wednesday, September 6, 7 PM
Amit Dutta, India, Switzerland, 2010
Dutta painstakingly recreates the eighteenth-century artist Nainsukh’s brilliant miniature paintings through sumptuous compositions set amid palace ruins.
With Museum of Imagination: A Portrait in Absentia, on the great art historian B. N. Goswamy.
The Seventh Walk
Thursday, September 7, 7 PM
Amit Dutta, India, 2013
Dutta returns to northern India’s Kangra Valley to consider the region’s legends, folk tales, and rich visual arts through the creative process of the contemporary landscape painter Paramjit Singh.
With Dutta’s dreamlike short To Be Continued.
Amit Dutta: Three Shorts on Indian Painting
Friday, September 8, 4 PM
Continuing the exploration begun in Nainsukh, three shorts—Gita Govinda, Field-Trip, and Scenes from a Sketchbook—see Dutta experimenting with radically different approaches to the master and his artistic descendants.
The Unknown Craftsman
Sunday, September 10, 5 PM
Amit Dutta, India, 2017
Dutta’s magical new film follows an eighth-century architect across the lower Himalayas in search of a temple site, a voyage that becomes a spiritual quest. With short The Future of Cinema.
The Hate Man, Street Philosopher is a quirky, entertaining and moving portrait of a local enigma. AUG 26, Berkeley
3rd i’s 15th Annual SF International Film Festival will take place November 9-12 in San Francisco, and November 18 in Cupertino this year!
The New doc “Little Stones” profiles four women, each of whom are contributing a stone to the mosaic of the women’s movement through their art. JULY 24, SF; AUG 3, ALBANY
Three films–Abu, Girl Unbound, and Signature Move–appear in this year’s celebration of queer cinema. SAN FRANCISCO/PIEDMONT, JUNE 18, 22-24, 25
3rd i Films co-presents three shorts at the 13th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. JUNE 9-11, SAN FRANCISCO
Film director Mira Nair brings her sumptuous “Monsoon Wedding” to Berkeley Rep’s stage in this world-premiere musical.
Award-winning film director Mira Nair brings her exuberant and sumptuous Monsoon Wedding to Berkeley Rep’s stage in this highly anticipated world premiere musical.
Monsoon Wedding is the wedding of the season!
The perfect storm starts brewing when family members from around the world descend on Delhi for a nonstop four-day celebration of an arranged marriage between a modern upper-middle-class Indian family’s only daughter and an Indian-American guy she’s never met. But the bride is having an affair, her father’s financial troubles deepen, and dark family secrets surface. The forecast calls for drama, love, hope, laughs, and a whole lot of rain.
Directed by Mira Nair
Music by Vishal Bhardwaj
BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE
May 5–June 25, 2017
For more information: https://www.berkeleyrep.org/season/1617/10662.asp
3 films at SF Intl Film Fest 2017: “Hotel Salvation” (Apr 6,7), “The Cinema Travellers,” (Apr 9) and “My Name is Khan”–with SRK in person (Apr 14)!