Celebrating Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th Birthday: At the movies

Courtesy of our friends at the Tagore Society:

Two movies will be shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Law Building, Lower Level, 1001 Bissonnet).


Rabindranath Tagore: A Documentary by Satyajit Ray
Friday, Jun 10, 2011; 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM; Admission: $7

Created to celebrate the centenary of poet Rabindranath Tagore in May 1961,
the documentary Rabindranath Tagore comprises dramatized episodes from his
life, plus archived images and documents. Satyajit Ray has been reported to
have said, “Ten or twelve minutes of it are among the most moving and
powerful things that I have produced.”
A reception in the museum galleries follows the screening.
Introduced by Chitra Divakaruni.
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Charulata (The Lonely Wife): Satyajit Ray Film based on Tagore novella
Friday, Jun 17, 2011; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Admission: $7

A beautiful, lonely woman (Madhabi Mukherjee) in 19th-century Calcutta
drifts into an affair after her newspaper-magnate husband (Sailen Mukherjee)
asks one of his relatives (Soumitra Chatterjee) to keep her company. When
tragedy occurs, the husband realizes what is truly lost. Based on a novella
by Nobel Prize-winning poet Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941).
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Author: Sanjay

Managing Director of Shunya Theatre