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Saturday, October 31 & Sunday, Nov 1 


Directed by SATYAJIT RAY

(1956) As death depletes the family, Apu (now played by Smaran Ghosal) and his mother move to Benares, and the now-young man discovers electricity, the working of the heavens, the delights of poetry, and his entrance to University—as well as his own growing sense of responsibility for the mother who has always cared for him. Approx. 109 min. DCP.


“Chronicles the emergence of modern industrial India, showing it to be not a primitive society but a corrupted society. However, Apu himself embodies Ray’s belief that individuals need not become corrupt.”
– Pauline Kael

“More perceptive than any other study of adolescence that I know.” 
– David Shipman

“Its treatment of death is among the most beautiful, mystical, and precise handlings of that subject in all of cinema, worthy of Mizoguchi… It’s a masterpiece for which terms like ‘simplicity’ and ‘profundity’ seem inadequate.”
– Jonathan Rosenbaum

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