Tuesday, May 7
(1955) In a poor Bengal village, mom tries to hold things together while dreamy dad looks for work, daughter Durga is accused of stealing, aged “Auntie” (82-year-old former actress Chunibala Devi) eats more than her share, while the young Apu (8-year-old Subir Banhopadhyay) drinks it all in – including the memorable run through the field of waving grasses for his first sight of a train. DCP. Approx. 125 min.
Part one of Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy.
PATHER PANCHALI (part one) screens Saturday, April 27 at 11:00 AM and 9:10, Monday, April 29 at 2:30 and 9:00, and Tuesday, May 7 at 12:30.
APARAJITO (part two) screens Saturday, April 27 at 1:35, Sunday, April 28 at 4:40, Monday, April 29 at 4:55, Tuesday, April 30 at 9:20, and Tuesday, May 7 at 3:00.
APUR SANSAR (part three) screens Saturday, April 27 at 3:45, Sunday, April 28 at 9:10, Wednesday, May 1 at 2:30 and 9:20, and Tuesday, May 7 at 5:10.
“Beautiful, sometimes funny, and full of love, it brought a new vision of India to the screen.”
– Pauline Kael
“A triumph of mood and character rather than an exercise in brisk Western storytelling.”
– Jonathan Rosenbaum
“A hymn to curiosity, courage and conscience it introduces Apu as an opening eye, innocent of adult anxieties but alert to adventure and, finally moral discovery. Ravi Shankar’s music is great, too. A masterpiece, inarguably.”
– Geoff Andrew, Time Out (London)