Curtain Raiser Press Release

Indian Cine Poster Exhibition to Commemorate 70 Years of Indian Independence

Public Film Screenings of Indian and Foreign Films

A 5-day film appreciation course will begin at JKK tomorrow. The course is being held in collaboration with Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune and National Film Archive of India (NFAI) in Pune.

This is for the first time a film appreciation course is being organized in Rajasthan. The course aims to promote film literacy and generate awareness of the cinematic culture. It will be conducted by Owner of Nitric Films, Dr. Subhamoy Sen Gupta and Filmmaker, Ms. Bela Negi.

The curriculum of the course will consist of ‘Fundamentals of Film Watching and Appreciation’ as well as focus on broadening one’s cinematic experience. As many as 125 participants will be participating the course. These participants are not only from Rajasthan but also from various cities of India like Delhi, Vadodara, Darjeeling, Mumbai, Kanpur, Agra, Shivpuri, Sonipat, Pune as well as Abohar.

Director General, JKK, Ms. Pooja Sood said that throughout the globe, films have been a very instrumental media in building an inclusive and humane society. She further added that in the Indian subcontinent, films have played vital role in the Freedom Movement, but their significance remains more relevant in Independent India. She emphasised on the need to educate the present generation and pass on our past so that they may take it to the future.

JKK will also screen Indian and Foreign films daily for the duration of the course at 7 pm at Rangayan. The entry for these film screenings will be free of cost and seating will be on first come first serve basis. Popular films like – Bicycle Thieves, Mother, No Country for Old Men, La Dolce Vita and Bhuvan Shome will be shown.

On the occasion, JKK and NFAI are also organising a ‘Indian Cine Poster Exhibition’. The exhibition will be open for public viewing from 11 am to 6 pmfrom 26 July to 20 August at Rangayan Foyer in JKK. The theme of the exhibition is ‘Azadi 70 Saal, Yaad Karo Kurbani’.  The posters exhibited will commemorate 70 years of India’s Independence, its depiction through films as well as films from the silent era till date. The posters will feature films of various regional languages – Bengali, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Assamese, Gujarati as well as Kannada.

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