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3rd i co-presents “The Seventh Walk”

In The Seventh Walk (Saatvin Sair), acclaimed experimental filmmaker Amit Dutta returns to Northern India’s Kangra valley, the lush mountain setting featured in his previous work Nainsukh (SFIFF 2011). As in the prior film, here Dutta considers the region’s rich visual arts tradition through the oeuvre of a native artist, in this case the contemporary landscape painter Paramjit Singh. Deftly blending sound, image and text, this subtly hypnotic film meditates upon the figure of Singh commingled with surreal tableaux inspired by the artist’s paintings. First glimpsed wandering the valley’s dense woodlands, the painter is seen peering through the sun-dappled canopy; soon he spies a mysterious footprint and follows the forest path to the base of a gnarled old tree. There he sits in Buddha-like repose while Dutta’s protean camera conjures a series of arresting images: rocks defy gravity and levitate gently upwards; lichens and moss multiply in layered afterimages mimicking Singh’s intricate brushstrokes; and a celestial maiden takes to the sky, bearing ambrosial milk to the artist’s darkened atelier. Dutta masterfully weaves these iconic passages together with Singh’s painterly technique, merging the still and moving image into an impressionistic assemblage that pays homage to the legends, folk traditions and artistry of this unique corner of India. –Paul Meyers

THE SEVENTH WALK (Saatvin Sair)
SCHEDULE
April 26, 2014
1:45 p.m.
BAM/PFA

This film also plays twice more during the festival:

April 29, 2014 7:15 p.m.
Sundance Kabuki Cinema

May 1, 2014 ,5:00 p.m.
Sundance Kabuki Cinema

 

April 26 2014

Details

Date: Apr 26, 2014
Time: 1:45 pm
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Directors Amit Dutta
Country/Year India/2013
Running Time 70

Venue

Pacific Film Archive

2575 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

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Organizer

San Francisco Film Society
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