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.