Radium Cinema

The night has acquired in Delhi a radical, almost profound notoriety over the previous few years. Akin to its spiritual cousins from across the world - Dhaka, Cairo, Lahore, Sarajevo, Tehran; ancient cities in modern husks - the night in ...

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Lucrecia Martel Retrospective

Lucrecia Martel is an Argentine filmmaker who has been hailed all over the world for her visionary treatment of the filmic narrative as a malleable, flexible entity. Martel’s films are distilled through separate instances of pretence, disguise, subterfuge, denial, masquerade ...

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The Dhenuki Cinema Project

With the successful completion of our pilot projects in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and Assam Lightcube Film Society invites you to a special evening at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre on the 28th of September, 2017 to present the various ...

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Umbra Junction

A series of sessions that will include screenings of films by directors/technicians we have interviewed in the past issues of Umbra, with the featured director in attendance to be able to participate in a post-film discussion around the film. The sessions ...

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Landscapes of The Mind

During the screening of the Lumière brothers film Arrival Of A Train At Ciotat (1895), the audience bolted to the door, soiled with fear and panic, under the illusion that the train running across the screen in front of them was ...

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Notes From A Purgatory

William Dalrymple’s seminal account, The City of Djinns, in an attempt to explicate its title, volunteers for its reader a singular urban legend: ‘it is said’, the book claims, ‘that each house in Delhi has its own resident Djinn.’ These ...

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Degrees of Separation

Only two decades ago, Gurgaon was merely a vast tract of fertile, hinterland territory. It is now the ‘Millennial City of Gurugram’, an identity so formidable, that the land’s rich, mythological heft — it is believed that warrior academy run ...

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The Modern Forest

Long-term residents of Noida often reminisce of a time – a habit shared by individuals in cities across various cities in the country – of ‘a simpler time’. It is worth inquiry what exists within the historical composition of this ...

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