Forum on Contemporary Theory

Forum’s Film Club

Our imagination gets expressed in several forms such as writing, speech, music, dance and painting, among others. In the modern period, the motion picture is seen as an assimilation of our several creative and imaginative faculties, which in an impeccable manner grasps both rhetoric and reality. Great acts and imaginations of history and that of everyday life, never witnessed by us collectively, are well captured and represented in cinema. This capturing and representation is elegantly manifested by such film makers as Akira Kurosawa, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, William Wyler, Frank Capra, Francis Ford Copula, Charlie Chaplin, John Ford, Satyajit Ray, Shyam Benegal, Bimal Roy, Sai Paranjpe, etc. We need to recognize and attend to this representation of our complex realities and fantasies as a valid and legitimate form.

Taking cognizance and attending to cinema as a valid medium of representation, the Forum on Contemporary Theory announces the beginning of the Forum’s Film Club as its new regular activity. The attempt of the Film Club would be to refresh our memories of those motion pictures, which contribute to our understanding and critical reflections on our complex reality. Every month, a film would be screened at the Centre between 6 and 8 pm.

The Film Club was inaugurated on Thursday, 27 March 2008 with the screening of the well acclaimed film “No Country for Old Men” at the Centre. This film which is directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen has received several Oscar and Academy awards. Recently we screened Meghe Dhaka Tara a great masterpiece of Ritwik Ghatak, Foreign Correspondent by Alfred Hitchcock and Bhumika by Shyam Benegal.

You are requested to become a member of the Film Club by contributing with a modest membership fee.

Annual Membership: Rs. 200/-

Single screening      :   Rs. 20/-

May we request that you let us know if you want a particular film to be screened and we will try our best to screen it.