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THE APU TRILOGY

Back through Tuesday, November 3

In the early 1950s, commercial artist Satyajit Ray was determined to film a novel by Bibhutibhushan Banerjee that he had previously illustrated, shooting on weekends, commuting to the location by bus, and eventually pawning his wife’s jewelry until a providential government grant enabled the work to go on. The result, along with the two continuations that followed, was the beginning of one of the screen’s greatest works, perhaps the cinema’s greatest bildungsroman ever.


THE APU TRILOGY MARATHON

All three parts will be shown consecutively on
 these days (seperate admission for each film): 

Saturday, October 31 & Sunday, November 1:
PATHER PANCHALI 12:30
APARAJITO 3:00
APUR SANSAR [THE WORLD OF APU] 5:20

Tuesday, November 3:
PATHER PANCHALI 2:35
APARAJITO 5:10
 APUR SANSAR [THE WORLD OF APU] 7:20 
 

 Scroll down for complete Apu Trilogy schedule.

 

 

Reviews

“IF THESE AREN’T THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOVIES EVER MADE, THEY’RE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ONES I KNOW. The beauty of this restoration may be enough to move you to tears.”
– Stephanie Zacharek, The Village Voice
Click here to read the full review.

“ALL THE EXPLOSIONS OF A BLOCKBUSTER, BUT THEY DETONATE IN THE HEART. If you’ve never seen an Indian film, clear out your schedule pronto. Wonderstruck and attuned to the smallest details…. Ray’s trilogy is quiet and concentrated. THESE FILMS WILL LIFT YOU UP.”
– Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

“THE MOST IMPORTANT REVIVAL OF THE YEAR! Go to worship the near-religious restoration and lose yourself in three very different masterpieces.”
– David Edelstein, New York Magazine

“THE BEST BINGE-VIEWING EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR! Ray's Apu Trilogy remains singular and unique - one of the great achievements of film history.”
– Shelley Farmer, Indiewire
Click here to read the full article

“AMONG THE NOBLEST WORKS OF THE CINEMA... RICHER AND MORE UNIVERSAL THAN MOST FILMS EVER MADE.”
– David Shipman

“NEVER HAVING SEEN A SATYAJIT RAY FILM
IS LIKE NEVER HAVING SEEN THE SUN OR THE MOON.”

– Akira Kurosawa

“Standing above fashion, [THE APU TRILOGY] creates a world so convincing that it becomes, for a time, another life we might have lived. The three films swept the top prizes at Cannes, Venice and London, and created a new cinema for India – whose prolific film industry had traditionally stayed within the narrow confines of swashbuckling musical romances. Never before had one man had such a decisive impact on the films of his culture... It is about a time, place and culture far removed from our own, and yet it connects directly and deeply with our human feelings. It is like a prayer, affirming that this is what the cinema can be, no matter how far in our cynicism we may stray.” 
– Roger Ebert

Films in this Series

Wednesday, October 28

12:303:005:358:00

Thursday, October 29

12:302:404:507:009:20

Friday, October 30

12:305:209:55

Friday, October 30

2:457:35

Saturday, October 31 & Sunday, Nov 1 

12:307:35

Saturday, October 31 & Sunday, Nov 1 

3:009:55

Saturday, October 31 & Sunday, Nov 1

5:20

Monday, November 2

12:304:459:10

Monday, November 2

2:357:00

Tuesday, November 3

12:307:20

Tuesday, November 3

2:359:30

Tuesday, November 3

5:10