CINEMA @ THE KALA GHODA ARTS FESTIVAL
“I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made films were magicians.” – Francis Ford Coppola
Is cinema an art, we ask? Should it be entertaining or message serving? Should it appeal to masses or entice cults? Should it let us escape to a fantasy or guide us to realize certain realities? In essence, cinema but mirrors the many facets of the society. This year come and experience cinema across genres and timelines.
Cinema @ Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2017 celebrates the Hero’s Journey. The carefully curated selection of films largely mirrors this theme – of the unsung or unexpected hero, that character who battled all odds to rise up triumphant. But it’s not just about the characters. This year we also acknowledge the independent spirit of film making and are delighted with a programme that features some of India’s best works that were feted around the world – movies like Aligarh, Waiting, Parched, Ni Battey Sannata, Kaaka Muttai and Visaranrai, among others. You will also find a rich programme of documentaries, short films, Hollywood films, a wonderful retrospective of Ramesh Sippy’s films and enriching conversations and discussions on all things cinema.
We are also very excited about our short film contest titled ‘Dark Horse’, which received an overwhelming response. Plus we have an unmissable package of Marathi films and even films never seen before in Mumbai.
Cinema venues this year are the Coomaraswamy Hall and Visitor’s Centre Auditorium at The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS). One weekend (February 4-5) at the BNHS Audi will feature Children’s programming.
Acknowledgements : Aliya Curmally, Ananth Mahadevan, Anjali Menon, Apurva Asrani, Aseem Bajaj, Cayenne Pepper Pictures, Cineplay Digital, Climb Media, Consulate Of The Kingdom Of Netherlands, Devashish Makhija, Dhun Productions, Drishyam Films, Eros International, Essel Vision Productions, Fox Life, Fox Star India, Global United Media, Hardik Mehta (Director), Ishka Focus Film Production, Joy Roy, Aparajita Sinha, Yashodhara Roy, Rinki Bhattacharya, Kiran Joneja, Luminosity Pictures, Luv Films, National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), Nikhil Sane, Parvin Dabas, Pravesh Sippy, Purple Pebble Pictures, PVR Pictures, Rajiv Ravi, Raju Hirani Films, Reliance Big Entertainment, Rohan Sippy, Rohit Mittal, Sachin Khanolkar, Shaan Uttamsingh, Shweta Basu Prasad, Sikhya Entertainment, Sister Concern Entertainment, Sony Pictures India, Spell Movies India Pvt Ltd, Star Entertainment, Swati Shetty, The Globe Theatre, The British Deputy High Commission, Tulsea Talent, Umesh Kulkarni, Viacom 18, Vikram Gupta, Vishwas Joshi, Vista India Digital Media, Yash Raj Films Films, Zee Studios and 48 Hour Film Project.