THE MUSIC ROOM & IL POSTO
Thursday, September 5
THE MUSIC ROOM
4:20 8:10 Buy Tickets
(1958, Satyajit Ray) “What month is it?” murmurs oblivious-to-his-impending-financial-ruin, zamindar/landlord Chabhhi Biswas, even as he throws everything into a great concert in the title room. Filmed in the mansion on which the original story was based; with traditional music by Vilayat Khan. 35mm. Approx. 95 min.
Restored by the Satyajit Ray Preservation Project through a collaboration of the Academy Film Archive, the Merchant-Ivory Foundation, and the Film Foundation. Funding provided by Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
“A great, flawed, maddening film – hard to take but probably impossible to forget.”
– Pauline Kael
6:15 10:10 Buy Tickets
(1961, Ermanno Olmi) Hapless late adolescent Domenico goes for that “job for life” in a huge, faceless società. One problem: their cuckoo aptitude-tests-for-who-knows-what. Olmi’s second feature marked the return of neo-realism-as-it-should-be – but with a deadpan sense of humor. 35mm. Approx. 93 min.
“Olmi's modern classic.”
– Chris Peachment, Time Out (London)
“A little jewel of a picture.”