Pasts and Futures of Indian Cinema & India-China Dialogue on Film
and Social Thought
A Season of 30 film titles of experimental Indian cinema
A West Heavens project, in partnership with Magic Lantern Foundation, New Delhi
November 25th to December 25th, 2011,
Curated by: Ashish Rajadhyaksha
Hosted by: Hanart TZ Gallery / Embassy Of India, Beijing / School of Intermedia Art, China Academy of Art
in collaboration with: Magic Lantern Foundation, New Delhi / Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore / Consulate General of India, Shanghai / Consulate General of India, Guangzhou / Wenhui Daily / Center for Contemporary Cultural Studies, Shanghai University
Sponsored by: Moonchu Foundation / Pinnacle Group / ZEE TV
This film season showcases a range of recent Indian films, specially selected, assembled and subtitled, to make an argument about the moving image in India. It includes feature-length fiction films, documentaries and experimental video, alongside a reader, titled Persisting Visions: Pasts and Futures of Indian Cinema, that includes newly translated writings of a selection of over 30 years of writing on the Indian cinema.
Opening at 3:00 pm on Friday, November 25th at the Iberia Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing.
Screenings of over 30 Indian independent films and a series of forums on film and social thought will take place at the Iberia Center, the Beijing Film Academy, and the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art. Upcoming screenings in Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Kunming to follow.
Opening time and venue:
3:00 pm, November 25, Friday, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art,Beijing (Zone E06, 798 Art District, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road)