Enlighten Film Society is organising Naya Cinema Fest this month. The idea is to celebrate the filmmakers whose early footsteps marked their foray into the niche circle of path-breakers of Indian Cinema.
According to official release, The Naya Cinema Festival focuses on first and second films by Indian film directors that contrast with the works of the state sponsored Indian New Wave between 1969 and 1990. The works of contemporary film makers like Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap have been able to successfully shake up the feudal star system in a very different way from the works of Kumar Shahani and the recently deceased Mani Kaul, who were not functioning within the logic of the industry. The dialogue hopes to create a fresh discourse on a gradually emerging independent cinema in India, which Mani Kaul had himself titled ‘New Stream’.
We strongly recommend this festival because you will not get to see some of the films anywhere else.
DATES : 23rd July to 31st July, 2011.
23-07-11 – Two Mani Kaul Films: Duvidha (Dilemma, 1973) and Satah Se Uthata Aadmi (Arising from the Surface, 1980). Edward Theatre 12:00PM
23-07-11 : Inshallah Football (Ashvin Kumar, 2010, 80 minutes,Urdu)+ Little Terrorist (Ashvin Kumar,2004,15minutes). Edward Theatre 04:00PM
23-07-11 : Udaan (Vikramaditya Motwane, 2010,134minutes,Hindi). Edward Theatre 6.30PM
24-07-11 : Dil Chahta Hai (FarhanAkhtar,2001,Hindi/English,183 minutes) Cinemax(Versova) 12.00PM. Introduction and Discussion with Farhan Akhtar
24-07-11 : Aaranya Kaandam (Thiagarajan Kumararaja,2010, Tamil,153 minutes) Cinemax(Versova)
4.00PM The screening time has been changed. Mostly 9-9:30am. Do cross check once.
25-07-11 : John & Jane (Ashim Ahluwalia, English, 2005, 82minutes) Mumbai Times Café 6.00PM
26-07-11 : Mirch Masala (Ketan Mehta, Hindi, 1987, 128minutes)NFDC Auditorium 6.00PM
27-07-11 : Ocean of an Old Man (Rajesh Shera,Hindi,2008,80 minutes) World College – School of Media Studies 1.00PM
27-07-11 : Hrkhagoroloi Bohu Door (Jahnu Barua, 1995,Assamese, 106 minutes) World College – School of Media Studies4.00PM
27-07-11 : Black Friday (Anurag Kashyap,2004,Hindi,143minutes)World College – School of Media Studies6.30PM
28-07-11 : Girni (Umesh Kulkarni,Marathi,22 minutes) and Vihir (Umesh Kulkarni, Marathi,2010) Mumbai Times Café 6.00PM
29-07-11 : The Untitled Kartik Krishnan Project (Srinivas Sunderrajan, English and Hindi, 2010, 75 minutes) Edward Theatre 2.00PM
29-07-11 : Shor in the City (Krishna D.K. and Raj Nidimoru,2011,Hindi) Edward Theatre 4.00PM
29-07-11 : Harishchandrachi Factory (PareshMokashi,Marathi,2009,96 minutes) and excerpts from Kaliya Mardan and Raja Harishchandra by Dadasaheb Phalke Edward Theatre 7.00PM
30-07-11 : Gandu (Kaushik Mukherjee,2010,Bengali,85minutes) Performance by ‘Q’ and Gandu Band. ( Venue and time yet to be decided)
31-07-11 Futureview – This will screen excerpts from Anand Gandi’s The Ship of Theseus, Prashant Bhargava’s Patang and Aarakshan. Cinemax (Versova) 12.00PM
VENUES : Edward Theatre: Edward Cinema, Kalbadevi Market, Marine Lines (East), Mumbai 400002.
NFDC : Discovery of India Building, Nehru Centre, Dr. A.B.Road, Worli, Mumbai 400 018.
Mumbai Times Cafe : Crystal Shoppers Paradise, 5th Floor, Off Linking Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400050.
World College : Rajasthan Sammelan, S.V Road, Goregaon (W), Near Saraf College Mumbai 400064.
Cinemax Versova : Infiniti Mall, New Link Road, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai-400058
PASSES: You can’t buy tickets for individual screenings. You have to buy the festival pass for Rs 500. You can buy the passes from –1. Enlighten Film Society.307/ 308, 3rd Floor, Aditya Banarsi Heritage.Off Link Road, Behind Inorbit Mall. Mind Space, Malad /// 2. Sarvodaya Video Library, Behind Ambedkar Statue, 21 Dr Ambedkar Road, Khar /// 3. Mumbai Times Cafe. Crystal Shoppers Paradise. 33rd rd (KFC lane). off linking road, Bandra /// 4. Edward Theatre. Kalba Devi
– For online registration, click here. Or you can contact Ronak – +91-9870090105
– For more information, TEL: 02242141414. MOB: 9870090105
RECCO : And here’s our recco list – Inshallah Football, Aaranya Kaandam, Girni + Vihir, Gandu and preview of Anand Gandhi’s The Ship of Theseus + Prashant Bhargava’s Patang. And do we need to recco Mani Kaul’s films too? If you haven’t, do watch it along with the other films as some of the prints are rare.