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Om Dar-B-Dar

Nov 1, 2015 @ 7:15 pm

Eventbrite - Om Dar-B-Dar

US Premier
Digitally Restored Version! Special thanks to NFDC for making this screening possible.

Set in the picturesque town of Ajmer, Rajasthan, Kamal Swaroop’s film is a cult classic with feminist overtones, and a colorful cast of characters including a young boy who can hold his breath, a runaway Bollywood actress with a shady past, a merchant who believes he can defecate diamonds, and a gang of terrorist tadpoles. Touted as “the great Indian LSD trip,” the film premiered to rave reviews at the Berlin Film Festival in 1988, and has since then achieved mythological status in India, influencing a whole generation of filmmakers. Swaroop draws irreverently from mythology, politics, philosophy and popular culture to create a genre-defying film that one critic hailed as “the antithesis to what is globally considered Indian cinema.”
 

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Date:
Nov 1, 2015
Time:
7:15 pm
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Directors
Kamal Swaroop
Country/Year
India/1988
Running Time
98 min
Language
Hindi
Co-Presenters
Oddball Film + Video, SF Cinematheque

Venue

CineArts at Palo Alto Square
3000 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
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Phone:
650-493-0128
Website:
http://www.cinemark.com/theatre-detail.aspx?node_id=1680