Timeout 26-09-2008

Dusting out documentary diamonds

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 26.09.08
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Dusting out documentary diamonds
Films Division, the largest and perhaps the Government of India’s most popular vehicle of mass communication, is celebrating its diamond jubilee. To mark the occasion, the Films Division, in association with Nandan, West Bengal Film Centre, presents Documentary Diamonds, a festival of outstanding documentaries produced after Independence. It showcases a bouquet of select cinematic works, including two Oscar-nominated documentary entries. Featuring films made by renowned directors Ritwik Ghatak, Bimal Roy, Harisadhan Dasgupta, Fali Bilimoria, M.F. Husain, Prakash Jha and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, among others, the festival offers excellent intellectual stimulation to serious lovers of Indian cinema. A line-up of the films to be screened this evening: Durbar Gati Padma (dir: Ritwik Ghatak), Education Her Only Future (dir: Arun Gongade), Man in Search of Man (Prem Vaidya), Ek Anek Aur Ekta (dir: Bhimsain), Konark (dir: Harisadhan Dasgupta), Stinking Story and They Call Me Chamar (dir: Loksen Lalvani), Wearing the Face (dir: Joshy Joseph), You Said It (dir: Ram Mohan) and An Encounter with Faces (dir: Vidhu Vinod Chopra).

Event: A festival of documentaries to celebrate 60 years of Films Division When: Till today; 6 pm - 8.30 pm Where: Nandan II

art

September 26 - 29 at ITC, The Sonar, Calcutta: A solo exhibition of paintings by Keshav Roy. Till September 26 at Gallery Exposure, 54B Mahanirban Road, 2 pm - 8 pm: Passion Hazards, an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Subhashis Saha. Till September 27 at Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, Jamini Roy Gallery, 3rd floor, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 11 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings by young women artists from Afghanistan. Till September 27 at Galerie Karma, P-505 Keyatola Road, #2463 6731/32; 10 am - 7 pm: Through the Glass Unbroken, an exhibition of the works of Rebanta Goswami. Till September 27 at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani, #2290 2274; 11 am - 7 pm: A special exhibition of the works of Sudhir Ranjan Khastagir to mark his birth centenary. Till September 27 at Gallery Kolkata, 41 Shakespeare Sarani, #2287 3377/88; 11 am - 7 pm: In Small Format, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by well-known artists. Participants: K.G. Subramanium, Akbar Padamsee, Paritosh Sen, Jogen Chowdhury, Ganesh Haloi, Suhas Roy, Prakash Karmakar, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Kartick Ch. Pyne, Rabin Mondal, Shuvaprasanna and others Till September 27 at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #2465 3212; 11 am - 7 pm: From Beyond the Vindhyas, an exhibition of the works by K.M. Adimoolam, Laxman Aelay, K.S. Chari, C. Douglas, S. Gopinath, K. Muralidharan, S. Nandgopal, R.M. Palaniappan, Benita Perciyal, M. Senathipathi, Surya Prakash, Thota Tharrani and S.G. Vasudev. Till September 28 at G.C. Laha Centenary Fine Arts Gallery; 1 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Rajkumar Paul, Sanjay Kr Roy Sharma, Ranajit Singha, Suprava Mandal, Pranab Sarkar, Saptarshi Banerjee and Soumitra Kheto. Till September 28 at The Halo Heritage Art Gallery, 26 Ritchie Road; 3 pm - 8 pm: Recent works by Prabir Sen, Krishnendu Chaki, Reyhani Akan, Nilanjan Banerjee and Subhendu Sarkar. Till September 28 at Starmark, South City Mall; 11 am - 8.30 pm: Emami Chisel Art and Starmark present an exhibition of paintings by Avijit Chatterjee. Till September 29 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: The Group, an association of women artists, presents a silver jubilee art exhibition on Creativity and Women Artist. Till September 30 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #6550 8418; 10.30 am - 7 pm: The Persistence of Form, featuring works by Suhas Roy, Prakash Karmakar, Shyamal Mukherjee, Aditya Basak, Bratin Khan, Sanatan Dinda, Gourango Beshai, Swapan Das, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Sibsaday Chaudhuri, Atin Basak and others. Till September 30 at Shrimati Art Gallery, Baitanik, 4 Elgin Road; 3 pm - 8 pm: Journey presents an exhibition of paintings by Samarjit Biswas, S.A. Jafar, Avijit Sinha, Rajib Sikdar, Sadikul Islam and Biplab Tokder. Till September 30 (except Sunday) at Tejas Art Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, #98300 49825; 1 pm - 7.30 pm: Impressions, a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Shambhu Saha. Till September 30 (except Sunday) at Gallery Upstairs, 16 Loudon Street, #98319 08133; 3 pm - 7 pm: Aagomoni — an exhibition of art on the theme, ‘Durga’. Participants: Niranjan Pradhan, Dwijen Gupta, Wasim Kapoor, Tapan Ghosh, Nilanjan Banerjee, Krishnendu Chaki, Prabir Sen, Abhijit Mullik, Rudradeb Sen, Suranjana Sen, Swapan Nandi, Gita Karmakar, Priyanka Das, Shambhu Nath Bera, Mithun Dasgupta, Nitya Kundu, Abhishankar, Kartik Pal, Tarun Dey, Chaitali Dey and Jayshree Basak. Till September 30 (except Sunday and public holiday) at Studio 21, 17L Dover Terrace, #2486 6735; 3 pm - 7 pm (Monday) & 11 am - 7 pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays): The New Idyllic, featuring indigenous art from Madhya Pradesh. Till October 1 (except Sunday) at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place, #2460 4245; 11 am - 7 pm: Bliss of Being — an exhibition of calligraphy works by Poosapati Parameshwar. Till October 1 (weekdays only) at Gandhara Art Gallery, Flat 5A 1B Gurusaday Dutta Road, #2280 1790; 1 pm - 7 pm: Fresh Marks — Works by a bunch of fresh artists Anirban Mitra, Haraprasad Tripathi, Mrinmoy Debbarma, Nantu Behari Das, Rajendra Pradhan, Rajesh Dev and Sajal Kaity. Till October 4 (except Monday) at Bose Pacia, Stephens Court, 18 Park Street; 11 am - 7 pm: Alone in the Crowd — an exhibition of paintings, installations and prints by Josh P.S. Till October 5 at Gallery Sunayan, P-271, B Block, Lake Town; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by yesteryear’s masters: Basanta Kumar Ganguly, Gopal Ghosh, Sunil Kumar Pal, Dhirendra Nath Brahma, Ranenayan Dutta, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay and Krishna Bandyopadhyay.

DRAMA

September 26 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Vabishyat presents Aei Samoy. Direction: Tanmay Karmocar. September 27 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Natyaranga presents Dadu Chay Nati Chay. September 27 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Shohan presents Helmet, written by Rajat Ghosh and directed by Anish Ghosh.

PERFORMING ARTS

September 26 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.30 pm: Rabindranather Raater Gaan, an evening of Tagore songs by Arghya Sen, Purabi Mukhopadhyay, Rahul Mitra, Debarati Som, Suchhanda Ghosh, Sumita Das, Supriya Chakraborty, Subrota Pal, Shukla Sengupta, Kakali Banerjee, Urabi Bhattacharya and Rusha Goswami. Compere: Sohini Sengupta. Cocept & direction: Kalyan Guha. September 26 at Kala Mandir; 6.30 pm: Tagore’s Sharodotsab to be staged by Dakshinee.

TALK

September 26 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Sarvabhutananda will speak in English on Mundaka Upanishad.

SEMINAR

September 26 at Kavijanani Saradakaksha, Emerland Bower Campus, 56A B.T. Road; 1 pm: Vidyasagar Centre for Indological Studies, Rabindra Bharati University hosts a seminar to mark 189th birth anniversary of Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. Theme: Contribution of Vidyasagar in the Making of Modern India. Speakers: Dr Amiya Kumar Samanta, Dr Jyotirmay Ghosh and Dr Jaladhar Mullick.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till October 3 at 46 Satish Mukherjee Road (behind Kalighat Park), #24556942/43; 2 pm - 8 pm: Tasveer and The Seagull Foundation for the Arts present Listening Camera, an exhibition of black-and-white photographs of jazz musicians taken by Navroze Contractor.

SCREENING

September 26 at Calcutta School of Music; 6.30 pm: Calcutta School of Music, in collaboration with Italian Consulate, presents the screening of a DVD to commemorate the first death anniversary of the great tenor, Pavarotti. Featuring scenes for his life as well as songs not heard before.

ANNIVERSARY

September 26 at Lokmata Rani Rashmoni Mission (Medical Wing) complex, 53 Gangapuri, Purba Putiyari, Kudghat; 5.30 pm: Celebration of Rani Rashmoni’s 216th birth anniversary and inauguration of ambulance and ECG machine. Till September 27 at Inox Forum, 10/3 Elgin Road: Fida Five — celebration of the fifth anniversary of Inox Forum with different contest like Movie Ka Ration Free, Inox Forum Favourites, Inox celebrity Couples, etc, and prizes.

VARIETY

September 26 at Taj Bengal; 9 am - 5 pm: Calcutta Park Street Ladies Circle 46 presents Shagun featuring exhibition, games, contest, beauty pageant and fashion show — all for charity. For details, call #98303 55454.

LAUNCH

September 26 at Starmark, South City Mall, 2nd floor; 5 pm: Starmark hosts the launch by Agnimitra Paul and Goutam Ghose of Aaleya, a collection of designer candles created by Bonnya Bose. September 26 at Photographers’ Gallery, 59A Southend Park, Gol Park; 6 pm: Launch of the photo album, Portraits of the Living Legend - Amitabh Bachchan by Pratap K. Dasgupta and Dipanjan Ghosh along with clothes distribution, digital newspaper release and photography exhibition.

WORKSHOP

September 26 at Oxford Bookstore, 17 Park Street; 5 pm: Oxford Bookstore and Roots to Wings host a fun-filled and an interactive workshop to develop multiple intelligence in children. Participants should be of the age group 3 yrs - 10 yrs. Details at #9748768577, #9831442177.All 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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