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Indian Film Centennial: 1913-2013

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Indian Film Centennial: 1913-2013

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Friday, October 18, 2013 18/10/2013 00:00:00 18/10/2013 23:59:59 6 Indian Film Centennial: 1913-2013University Park Campus true
Saturday, October 19, 2013 19/10/2013 00:00:00 19/10/2013 23:59:59 6 Indian Film Centennial: 1913-2013University Park Campus true
All Day
University Park Campus
Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre (NCT)
Frank Sinatra Hall
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One hundred years ago, D. G. Phalke shot the feature film Raja Harishchandra on an imported Williamson camera. In villages and cities throughout colonized India, the film drew crowds curious to see their myths and stories on-screen, instead of the usual American or European fare. Now a multinational industry with film stars commanding millions, Indian cinema has danced and sung its way through state and market restrictions, organizational crisis, new technologies, financial shifts and Hollywood’s domination of most markets. In a two-day festival, the USC School of Cinematic Arts will celebrate Indian cinema, spanning 100 years, multiple languages and diverse creative and political imaginations. Screenings of classic and contemporary Indian films, from the popular to the avant-garde, will be interspersed with panels on India’s film history by a leading Indian filmmaker in dialogue with scholars from around the world.

Organized by the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

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  • Department of American Studies & Ethnicity
  • University of Southern California
  • 3620 South Vermont Avenue
  • Kaprielian Hall 462
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-2534