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Taking a look at the works of renowned cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, The Roving Eye features some of his major cinema made with German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder and American filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Ballhaus began his career as a stage photographer before he began working as a cinematographer for German network television in 1959. In 1970, he teamed up with cinema prodigy Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Their immensely productive professional relationship, which lasted for eight years, spawned 15 feature-length films. Among them were seminal works like Whity, Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant), Despair and Die Ehe der Maria Braun (The Marriage of Maria Braun). To be screened this evening is Chinesisches Roulette (Chinese Roulette; a scene from the film appears here). One of Fassbinder’s more obscure works, the film is also one of his towering achievements: a rigorous illumination of deception as a survival tactic, and a vicious indictment of victimhood, martyrdom and the games people will play in order to destroy one other.

Event: Films that focus on the works of Michael Ballhaus When: Till May 1; at 6.30 pm Where: Max Mueller Bhavan auditorium


Till April 30 at Studio21, 17L Dover Terrace, #2486 6735; 11 am - 7 pm: Post Production — an exhibition of paintings and digital prints. Featuring recent works by Sujit Karmakar, Sunil Chandra Pal and Sayak Mitra. Till May 8 (except Sundays and public holidays) at CIMA Gallery; Monday: 3 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 11 am - 7 pm: Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, in collaboration with CIMA Gallery Pvt. Ltd, presents Music From an Unknown Source — paintings by Sigmar Polke. April 28 - May 4 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Come Together — a group show of paintings, sculptures and ceramics. Participating artists: Bappa Haldar, Gargee Ghosh, Nidhu K. Mondal, Suman Choudhury, Sushanta Roy, Som Kumar Deb and Swarup Nandy. April 28 - May 2 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12F park Street; 2 pm - 7 pm: Six Canvas, a group exhibition of paintings by Sushanta Das, Alok Roy, Joydeep Routh, Shikha Mondal, Samaresh Poddar and Jiban Barman. Inauguration this evening at 6. Till April 28 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: The 9th solo show of sculptures by Chandan Das. Till April 28 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South ‘B’ Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: The Soul of Nature, an exhibition of paintings by Santanu Roy. Till April 30 at Gallery Eye on Art, Chandrakunj Building, 3 Pretoria Street; 3 pm - 8 pm: Recent paintings by Rajib Pramanik. Till April 30 at Art Walk, South City Mall; 12 noon - 8 pm: Paintings by Bidula Basu. Till April 30 at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #24653212; 11 am - 7 pm: Within the Grid, a solo exhibition of Avijit Mukherjee’s work. Till April 30 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #98310-05003, 65508418; 10.30 am - 6.30 pm: The Voices of the Canvas, featuring works by Prokash Karmakar, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Suhas Roy, Bratin Khan, Subrata Das, Shyamal Mukherjee, Sukanta Das, Samir Paul, Atin Basak and others. Till May 2 (except May 1) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 2nd floor; 4 pm - 8 pm: Art Mile presents Thirty Six Degrees — an exhibition of paintings by Amit Kr Dhara, Avisankar Mitra, Bappa Haldar, Barun Pramanik, Basudeb Pal Majumdar, Bhabatosh Sutar, Bharat Das, Biswajit Saha, Kaushik Ghosh, Mallika Das Sutar, Partha Dasgupta, Pradip Das, Priyanka Gupta, Rabin Roy, Samir Roy, Sandip Roy, Soumitra Kar and Subrata Das. Till May 3 at Taj Bengal (By the Way); 11 am - 7 pm: The second solo show of paintings by Pousali Das. Till May 9 at Café The, ICCR, 11 am - 8 pm: A solo exhibition of paintings by Nitai Saha. The artist will be painting live from 3 pm to 6 pm. Till May 15 (except Sundays) at Galerie 88, 28 B Shakespeare Sarani, #2290 2274; 11 am - 7pm, Mondays: 2 pm - 7 pm: Complexcity — an exhibition of the works of Sanatan Saha. Till May 15 (except May 1) at Emami Tower, 687 Anandapur, EM Bypass, #40113182/83; 2 pm - 7 pm: Dakshin-Paschim, an exhibition of contemporary art. Curated by Dr Archana Roy. Till May 31 (except Sundays) at Ahuja Museum for Arts, 26 Lee Road, ground floor; 12 noon - 7 pm: Ancient Love — a series of paintings by Ganesh C. Basu. Till June 1 (except Sundays) at Gallery Sanskriti, 5C Alipore Park Road, #24484925, 24497931; 11 am - 7 pm: Nature Revisited, curated by Jayashree Chakravarty and Anirudh Chari. Featuring works by Debnath Basu, Nantu Behari, Tapas Biswas, Jayashree Chakravarty, Adip Dutta, Rajan Krishnan, K.S. Radha Krishna, Jagannath Panda, Manisha Parekh, Mithu Sen and Anjum Singh. Till June 5 (except Sundays) at Experimenter, 2/1 Hindusthan Road; #4001 2289 / 2463 0465; 11 am - 7 pm: Who Are You, Defenders Of The Universe? — a solo show by Pakistani artist Mehreen Murtaza, who explores a brand new frontier of consciousness where today’s electronic ether confronts time-honoured importance of religion and the sacred foundation of all things created. Featuring digital C prints, video, LED installation, and sound-and-light cube installation.


April 28 at Minerva Theatre; 6 pm: Eso Natak Shikhi presents two one-acts, Dalchhut (The Strays) and Maranastra (The Lethal Weapon). Direction: Dr Tapas Das. April 28 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Swapnasandhani will stage its latest play, Bhoy. Direction & performance: Koushik Sen. April 28 at Sujata Sadan; 7 pm: Durgadas Smrity Sangha presents Khelaghar, a play by Ramaprasad Banik and directed by Tirthankar Chattopadhyay. April 29 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandikar will stage its latest production, Madhabi. Drama: Bhisma Sahani. Adaptation, music & direction: Swatilekha Sengupta. Cast: Rudraprasad Sengupta, Debshankar Haldar, Parthapratim Deb, Sumanta Ganguly and Sohini Sengupta. April 29 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Renaissance presents its new Hindi production, Baal-Bhagwan. Direction: Aloke Chakravorty. April 29 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Pratyay presents Nagmandal. Drama: Girish Karnad. Direction: Tapas Singha. April 29 at Tapan Theatre; 6.30 pm: Rashbehari Srishti will stage two short plays, Simul O Balai and Akashi Akangsha. Written and directed by Amit Sarkar. April 30 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: PLT will stage Kirat Parbo, written by Utpal Dutt and directed by Asit Basu. April 30 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Little Thespian presents ? (question mark), a play dedicated to the Godhra victims. Design & direction: S.M. Azhar Aalam.


April 30 at Rabindra Sadan; 6 pm: Baitalik’s annual programme features Rabindranath Tagore’s Bhanga Gaan. Participants: Debarati Som, Mithu Ghosh, Swapan Som, Shuvashis Mukhopadhyay, Tamas Ranjan Bandyopadhyay and artistes of Baitalik. Direction: Debarati Som. April 30 at Kala Mandir; 5.15 pm: Dancers’ Guild, Calcutta presents She Said (choreography: Ranjabati Sircar; direction: Jonaki Sarkar), to be followed by the play, Bismillah (playwright: Sumana Kanjilal; scenic designing: Anjan Kanjilal), produced by Green Room Theatre, New Delhi. May 2 at Rabindra Sadan; 10 am: In association with Sa Re Ga Ma, Utsaha-Udbhas presents Aaye Aaye Re Pagol, a performance of Tagore songs by Rahul Mitra with recitation by Soumitra Chattopadhyay.


April 28 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Somatmananda will speak in Bengali on Sri Sri Mayer Katha. April 28 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra; 7 pm: Swami Shantipradananda will speak on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Anudhyan. April 28 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Swami Buddhatmananda will speak on Bani O Bichar.


April 28 at Rabindra Sadan; 3 pm: Music 2000 hosts the launch of the DVD, Puja & Swadesh, the first of the three-part series of Audio Gitabitan, along with solo performances by the participants of this DVD, including Purabi Mukherjee, Dr Sreekumar Chatterjee, Rano Guha Thakurta, Abhirup Guha Thakurta, Ashis Bhattacharjee, Swastika Mukherjee, Pramita Mallick, Sraboni Sen, Jayanti Purakayastha, Pubali Debnath, Debarati Som, Runu Dutta, Agnibha Banerjee, Alak Roy Choudhury, Bhaswati Mukherjee, Rachaita Roy, Subroto Sengupta and others. Also, Dwijen Mukherjee, Pradip Ghosh, Maya Sen and Sumitra Sen will be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award for their contribution to Tagorean art and culture.


April 28 at Gyan Manch; 6 pm: Take 5 Communications presents the screening of Zindagi Khwab Hain, a short film by Tathagata Bhattacharya. To be followed by a panel discussion on Are Reality Shows on Children Depriving them of a Normal Childhood?


April 28 at Santoshpur Vidyamandir for Boys, 9C Priyanath Ghosh Road, Santoshpur, Calcutta 75; 11.30 am: Reunion to mark the golden jubilee celebrations of the school.


April 28 - May 6 at Aban Gallery, Govt College of Art & Craft, Calcutta: Workshop on Reunderstanding East Asian Ink-Brush Tradition and a seminar on the same topic on May 3 at 2 pm.


Till April 29 at Netaji Indoor Stadium; 11 am - 8 pm: Texvision 2010 — textile fair hosted by The Chamber of Textile Trade & Industry.


April 28 - May 9 at Vipassana Centre, Dhamma Ganga, Harish Chandra Dutt Road: Vipassana Meditation residential courses. For details, call 25532855, 25833910, 22424561 or visit www.vri.dhamma.orgAll those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to: Time out, The Telegraph, 6 Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001; Fax: 2234-8244

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