Comes to the Hudson,"
a four-day film festival, celebrating a half-century of Indian
film, will be presented by the Merchant and Ivory Foundation
in association with Time & Space Limited in Hudson, NY on
May 22-25, Memorial Day Weekend 2003.
directory Satyajit Ray's classic "Apu Trilogy" on
16 mm film and three contemporary Bollywood musicals will be
screened. In addition, Ismail Merchant and James Ivory will
host a wine and cheese reception for the public at TSL on May
24th, Saturday evening at 7pm. Following the reception, TSL
will screen the Bollywood feature, "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
(Something is Happening)".
Queen of the Nautch Girls (1973)
featurestwo nights of commentary by Ismail Merchant on the history
of Indian cinema and his relationship to India's greatest director
Satyajit Ray. Ray is "among the world's greatest directorys,
living or dead," says James Ivory. Merchant will also discuss
Bollywood musicals and the industry's recent success among American
and British film audiences. On Sunday, May 25th at 5pm, Merchant
and Ivory will host an opening reception showcasing the Bollywood
inspired photography of Jonathan Torgovnik at the Red Mills
proceeds benefit the Merchant and Ivory Foundation's support
of filmmakers, screenwriters, photographers, and musicians,
as well as Time & Space Limited's ongoing mission to support
community growth through the arts with theatrical productions,
film screenings, gallery exhibitions, discussion forums, and
Comes to the Hudson: A Half-Century of Indian Film"
on May 22-25 is presented in part by Merrill Lynch, Turner Classic
Movies, Yash Raj Films, Mid Hudson Media, Grossman Weller Productions,
and Kaz Inc.
of FILMS & EVENTS:
Thursday at 7pm at TSL
Part 1 Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali
1955 - 115 mins. 16mm B&W
$5 / $7.50
Friday at 6pm at TSL
with Ismail Merchant in Person
Part 2 Apu Trilogy: Aparajico
1956 - 113 mins. 16mm B&W
Also screening "Helen: Queen of the Nautch Girls"
Merchant Ivory Productions 30 mins.
Discussion of Satyajit Ray by Ismail Merchant
Saturday at 4pm at TSL
Part 3 Apu Trilogy: The World of Apu
1959 - 106 mins. 16mm B&W
Saturday at 7pm at TSL
Wine and Cheese Reception with Merchant & Ivory
To be held at TSL followed by a screening of
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Something is Happening)
1998 - dir. Karan Johar - 177 mins.
$25 reception or $7.50/$10 film screening only
Sunday at 4pm at TSL
dir. Shaad Ali - 138 mins.
Sunday at 7pm at TSL
Mohabbatein (Love Stories)
2000 - dir. Aditya Chopra - 216 mins.
Sunday at 5pm at Red Mills
Photography Exhibition Opening
Merchant Ivory Foundation at the Red Mills in Claverack
Bollywood Dreams: Photographs by Jonathan Torgovnik