3rd I copresents with the Pacific Film Archive:
FEARLESS FEMALES: Three Films by Shyam Benegal
Indian director Shyam Benegal joins us for three days of film and conversation. Benegal's iinfluence on the Indian new wave that began in the 1970's was profound,
with his spirited focus on the role and struggle of women and on the inequities of traditional culture that linger in the midst of emerging modernity.
Director in person at all screenings!
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Benegal's 1974 debut announced an Indian cinema of determined independence with its unvarnished, subtly enraged depiction of a spineless landlord's relationship with his trusting female servant.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Benegal adapts the autobiography of a scandalous '40s actress in "a complex exploration of female emancipation, making striking use of the Hindi cinema . . . as setting, symbol, and catalyst."—Time Out
Friday, September 7, 2007
Karisma Kapoor stars in Benegal's first venture into Bollywood, a lavish musical wrapped around the story of a woman in early-'50s Bombay whose desperate wish to be an actress leads to tragedy.
Pacific Film Archive Theater, 2575 Bancroft Way,
Berkeley, CA 94720