Aandhi(Storm) at ACAD on Sunday March 9 at 2:30 pm
Director: Gulzar | Hindi(1975) | 133 Minutes
Aandhi (Storm) is a 1975 Indian political drama film directed by lyricist Gulzar. The film was supposedly based on then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's life. The film was banned in 1975's emergency. After her loss in the 1977 elections, the ruling Janata party cleared it and had it premiered on national television.
Amuat ACAD on Sunday January 26th at 2:30 pm
Director: Shonali Bose | English(2005) | 111 Minutes
Kajori, a 21 yr. old Indian/American is visiting India to get in touch with family & learn about her roots. But she is thwarted at every turn when she asks simple questions about her past. She embarks on an unstoppable journey to seek the truth.
Kushat ACAD on Sunday January 26th at 2:30 pm
Director: K N Bhandari | English(2005) | 20 Minutes
Kush is inspired by the true story of a teacher leading a field trip in 1984 who was forced to protect a Sikh student when violence erupts following the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her two Sikh bodyguards.
Mughal-E-Azam (The Emperor of the Mughals) 1960 Indian period epic, restored & colourized 2005at ACAD on Sunday November 17 at 3 pm
Director: K.Asif | Urdu 177 Minutes | Music: Naushad
Shobdo (Sound) Sunday, September 15 at 2:00 pm@ ACAD Auditorium
Director: Kaushik Ganguly | Bengali with English subtitles(2012) | 100 minutes
Protogonist, who is so obsessed with the Foley sound used in movies, that he slowly loses grip of words and dialogues. He focuses on the ambient sound used in movies. This impacts his personal life and changes the dynamics once his obsession reaches a different high. It won Best Bengali Feature film, National Award 2012
Friday, May 31 at 7:00 pm
Samhita (the Script) | Marathi (2012) | 138 min
Director: Sumitra Bhave, Sunil Sukthankar
The story of an ailing creator who wants his wife to crop a movie on his much loved story based on a king and a court singer. It asks questions as to who writes the script of our life: we, society or family? It won two National awards for Music & Best playback singer.
Saturday, June 1 at 3:00 pm
Byari Beari | 2012) | 100 min
Debutant Director: Suveeran K.P.
Suveeran "s debut film Byari has won the National Award 2012 in the Best Feature Film category. The film is based on the life Beary Muslim community women who face troubles in their lives in the name of marriage and divorce.
Saturday, June 1 at 6:30 pm
Ozhimuri (Divorce record) | (2012) | 100 min
Debutant Director: Madhupal
Ozhimuris ' or small palm-leaf pieces recording divorces of couples still stand testimony to the freedom, which women enjoyed in the matrilineal society of 1930s. The movie lays open the ego clashes and complexities of a period through the eyes of its lead character Thanupillai (Lal), who witnesses the tale of three women, his mother, wife and son's wife.
Sunday, June 2 at 6:30 pm
Chitrangda (The Crowning Wish) | Bengali (2012) | 138 min
Director/Writer: Rituparno Ghosh
Eleven National Award winning director wraps the story of two men in love in layers of mythology from the Mahabharata and Rabindranath Tagore's classic, where the king wants his daughter Chitrangada to become the prince of Manipur since he doesn't have a son to succeed him. But she becomes aware of her suppressed sexuality when she sees Arjun, the hero of Mahabharata. Rituparno re-interprets within the rubrics of gender identity and more importantly the question of 'Wish'. It won Special Jury award at National award 2012.
Friday, June 7 at 7:00 pm
Patang (Kite) | Hindi/Gujrati/English (2011) | 100 min
Debutant Director: Prashant Bhargava
In the city of Ahmedabad, six people are taken on an extraordinary journey during India's largest kite festival. Yet among the music, fireworks, and light stirs thick emotions and fading dreams. He is forced to mend the broken relationships he left behind. A story of healing and renewal, Patang offers a startling array of beauty and pain stirring among the kites in the sky. It won Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Narrative Feature.
Saturday, June 8 at 3:00 pm
Abosheshey (At the End of it All) | Bengali (2011) | 118 min
Director(Debut): Aditi Roy
This is a sensitive story of a woman who waits for her son to return home. He does, after 22 years, when she is no more. Unlike most stories about finding one's roots, this is not a cliche. A quick journey turns into a voyage of self-discovery told gracefully.
Sunday, June 9 at 3:00 pm
Manjadikuru (Lucky Red Seeds) | Malayalam (2012) | 140 min
Debutant Director: Anjali Menon
It's a story of homecoming from the late 1970s. Ten-year-old Vicky arrives at his grandparents' home in rural Kerala to attend his grandfather's funeral. The disjointed family gathers together for the sixteen day long funeral period. During this period, Vicky discovers more about himself, his family and culture than he had expected to. The journey is narrated through the memories of an adult Vicky who returns to the same house to recount the experience.
Sunday, June 9 at 6:30 pm
Josh (Against the Grain) | Urdu (2012) | 104 min
Director: Iram Parveen Bilal
Josh really captures the electricity that comes with changing times. It captures Pakistan in a way that is full of contradictions; a country that manages to hold one's heart despite it' s many flaws.