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Kalpana

Film/Video

Images courtesy of World Cinema Foundation

Kalpana

New Digital Restoration
(Uday Shankar, 1948)

Classics

Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Fri, Mar 29, 2013 7 PM
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 7 PM

Uday Shankar, the brother of the great Indian musician Ravi Shankar, was one of the central figures in the history of Indian dance, combining classical forms with Western techniques. The largely autobiographical Kalpana tells the story of a dancer who dreams of forming his own academy in the Himalayas. The film serves as a virtual encyclopedia of Indian dance with sequence after sequence of eye-popping musical numbers tracing the country’s rich and diverse musical and dance traditions. Presented by Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation. (155 mins, DCP)

Fan of Indian dance won’t want to miss Shantala Shivalingappa’s Namasya program of solo dances inspired by Indian and contemporary Western styles on Tuesday, April 9.

Man with a Movie Camera

Be here Monday, September 14 as Alloy Orchestra takes the stage in our Film/Video Theater to accompany a restoration of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.

Clark

Join us Thursday, September 10 for a Next@Wex double bill featuring Tyondai Braxton and Clark, two innovators in the experimental electronica scene.