19 Restored Films Presented in 35mm Prints!
"The quiet but deep observation, understanding and love of the human race, which are characteristic of all his films, have impressed me greatly. … I feel that he is a giant of the movie industry. … Not to have seen the cinema of [Satyajit] Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon." - Akira Kurosawa
Considered one of the foremost filmmakers of the 20th century, director Satyajit Ray (1921-92) established himself as a major force with his widely celebrated “Apu Trilogy” in the late 1950s. Ray wrote all the screenplays of his films, many of which were based on his own stories. He designed the sets and costumes and operated the camera beginning with CHARULATA (1964). He composed the music for all his films starting in 1962 and designed the publicity posters for his new releases. In addition to his work in motion pictures, Ray was an accomplished composer, author and graphic designer.
The Indian filmmaker received an honorary Oscar in 1992 for Lifetime Achievement, citing his humanistic approach to storytelling. At that time, archivists from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences discovered that many of Ray’s films were in dire need of restoration, so they embarked on a two-decade campaign to preserve this priceless body of work. The American Cinematheque is proud to present the fruits of their labors - and some of world cinema’s greatest treasures.
Series includes THE MUSIC ROOM, THE BIG CITY, THE EXPEDITION, THE GODDESS, THE HERO, THE COWARD, THE HOLY MAN, THE CHESS PLAYERS, THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE, THE ADVENTURES OF GOOPY AND BAGHA and THE ELEPHANT GOD, with more films scheduled for October.
Series compiled by Gwen Deglise. Program notes by John Hagelston.
Make dinner at Pradeep's Indian Cuisine part of your evening out. Pradeep's (across the street from the Aero) is offering a 15% discount for American Cinematheque members and non-members can take $10.00 off a purchase of $45.00 or more with a ticket stub. Not to be combined with any other offer.
Pradeep's Indian Cuisine
1405 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, Ca 90403