[nyfoil-l] Last Tendulkar Fest Screening @ QMA on 10/24
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Mon Oct 18 10:33:33 CDT 2004
Queens Museum of Art
New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368-3398
T: 718.592.9700 x222 F: 718.592.5778
Queens Museum of Art & Indo-American Arts Council¹s
Present Film Screenings for Tendulkar Festival
Leading Indian contemporary playwright, screenwriter, and social
commentator, Vijay Tendulkar, remains, at age 74, one of India's most
vibrant and controversial playwrights. His piercing insight into human
behavior has resulted in a career spanning over 50 years, in which he has
given us 32 full-length plays and seven collections of one-acts, five
collections of plays for children, four collections of essays, four
translations, one novel, and 18 film scripts. Join us for a series of free
events that celebrate his life and work, focusing on his screenplays.
Mr. Tendulkar will be present for post-screening discussion & book-signing
after the screening.
2pm: Screening of Nishant / Night¹s End (Shyam Benegal, 1975, 137 mins.)
Shabhana Azmi stars in this winner of India's National Award for Best Film.
A kind of continuation of Ankur/The Seedling, Nishant again shows how the
sexual exploitation of women is used to bring out the evils of feudal
oppression. With Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, and Naseeruddin Shah.
4:15pm: Kathak Dance Performance by Prachi Dalal & Reception
Prachi Dalal received her training under Guru Madhurita Sarang. She has
performed widely in Indian and USA, and also conducted several workshops of
Kathak. To name a few, she performed at the Bindadin Maharaj festival,
(Delhi), Kathak festival (Lucknow), Freer and Sackler Galleries (Smithsonian
Institution), and the White House. She worked as a museum educator at the
Freer and Sackler galleries of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
and taught Kathak at the Durga Temple in Springfield, Va. before moving to
The Queens Museum of Art was established in 1972 to provide a vital cultural
center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the borough¹s unique,
international population. Today it is home to the Panorama of the City of
New York, a 9,335 square foot scale model of the five boroughs, and features
temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art that reflect the
cultural diversity of Queens. The Museum provides valuable educational
outreach through a number of programs geared toward schoolchildren, teens,
families, seniors and individuals with physical and mental disabilities. A
varied slate of public events, including film screenings, readings, dance
and musical performances and open discussions activate the many communities
served by the Museum and create a venue for cross-cultural interaction.
The Museum¹s hours are: Wednesday Friday: 10:00 am 5:00 pm; Saturday -
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Admission to the Museum is by suggested
donation: $5 for adults, $2.50 for seniors, students and children, and free
for member and children under 5.
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