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Pather Panchali

Thu., March 23, 7 p.m.

The UFO Factory is hosting a 16 mm film series where they screen titles from France and the United States ranging from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. On March 23, the 1955 Bengali film, Pather Panchali will be screened at 7 p.m. This event free and open to the public. Free

'Pather Panchali' (Satyajit Ray) screening

Thu., March 23, 7 p.m.

The release in 1955 of Satyajit Ray’s debut, Pather Panchali, introduced to the world an eloquent and important new cinematic voice. A depiction of rural Bengali life in a style inspired by Italian neorealism, this naturalistic but poetic evocation of a number of years in the life of a family introduces us to both little Apu and, just as essentially, the women who will help shape him: his independent older sister, Durga; his harried mother, Sarbajaya, who, with her husband often away, must hold the family together; and his kindly and mischievous elderly “auntie,“ Indir—vivid, multifaceted characters all. With resplendent photography informed by its young protagonist’s perpetual sense of discovery, the Cannes-awarded Pather Panchali is an immersive cinematic experience and a film of elemental power.
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