Capturing a century in six days

first_imgThe run up to the 100th year of cinema showed us glimpes of cinematic excellence in a year long celebration. Weaving together the memories of one full century, from the first silent feature length film Raja Harishchandra till date, comes the centenary film festival by the ministry of information and broadcasting from 25 April.Celebrating a century: An audio visual voyage exhibition, will mark the beginning of the six day long event. It will be inaugrated by the Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Manish Tewari. The first day shall feature a unique screening of a silent film Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Throw of Dice, coupled with live musical orchestra by maestro Nishat Khan. The itinenary for the next 5 days is something to relish upon for the cinema lovers. From tributes to extraordinary talents, screenings of classics and contemporary Indian films and the flavours of Indian cinema along with live interactions with eminent filmmakers, the festival will have a rollicking mix of it all. Satiated? There’s still more to it.A special display of artwork on the iconic filmmaker Satyajit Ray shall take you onto to a nostlagic trip down the memory lane. Besides, you may like to head to Cut-Uncut, a three day workshop showcasing the growth and evolution of censorship in Indian cinema, through insightful panel discussions. Panel discussions shall revolve around the themes: Depiction of women in Indian cinema and Celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema- The Road Ahead. The young and well known producers like Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar will be engaging with  veterans like Sudhir Mishra and Dhritiman Chatterjee to bring up a lively discourse around the set themes. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixCommemorating Indian cinema in all its glory, the festival would end on a high point with a play on the life and times of Dadasaheb Phalke by Aamir Raza Hussain. Film lovers in the capital will have more than one venue to experience the odyssey of Indian cinema. In its effort to reach out to maximum cinephiles, the festival is being celebrated not just at Siri Fort auditorium but other venues, including Jamia Millia Islamia University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and India Habitat Center, as well. A separate lineup of films shall be screened in the other venues. Lap up till it lasts, for this shall come only once in a 100 years.The festivities and fanfare shall come to a culmination in the National Film Award ceremony at Vigyan Bhavan on 3 May where the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award will be conferred by the Hon’ble President of India.DETAILWhen: 25 to 30 April Where: Siri Fort Auditoriumlast_img

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