Mani Ratnam at MOMI

  Starting tonight (Friday) and running through Sunday afternoon, the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY is holding a special retrospective of director Mani Ratnam’s films under the title Politics as Spectacle: The Films of Mani Ratnam. The organizer of the program, Christina Marouda, the Museum’s Deputy Director for Development and Founder of […]

Ray’s Restored Apu Trilogy opens today

Sixty years since the release of Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali, a lovingly restored set of the films of The Apu Trilogy are being released by Janus Films for a limited time, starting today, May 8th, at the Film Forum here in New York City. The NYC debut of the digitally restored trio will be followed […]

For Zohra-ji on her 100th birthday

This is how I first came to know of her: She was Lady Lili Chatterjee of the MacGregor house in The Jewel in the Crown, the wonderful Granada TV serial adaptation of Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet.  In that role, Zohra Sehgal was elegant and knowing, the very person you would want to live with on […]

Satyajit Ray Returns to NY

Once again, we lucky New Yorkers, spoiled for choice, have a chance to enjoy a special treat from India. The Film Society of Lincoln Center is collaborating with Columbia University to present Long Shadows: The Late Work of Satyajit Ray, starting today, April 19th, and running for one week, through to April 26th. What’s unique […]