Coming to you from Belfast and Nashville via the Internet, the opinionated gents of The Film Talk (Gareth Higgins and Jett Loe) dissect our Satyajit Ray series. You can listen to them talking about achieving effortless naturalism in cinema, the proper pronunciation of Satyajit Ray’s name, and the meaning of a Ray retrospective in the midst of a world of multiplexes. It’s a great contextualization of our Ray series, which is closing tomorrow (Wednesday).
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“To have not seen the films of Ray is to have lived in the world without ever having seen the moon and the sun.” – Akira Kurosawa
During the second half of April, the Film Society of Lincoln Center (New York) will present the films of Satyajit Ray in First Light: Satyajit Ray from the Apu Trilogy to the Calcutta Trilogy (tickets). The series focuses on the first half of Ray’s career, including The Apu Trilogy, and will conclude with a conference at Columbia University.
Ray’s work inspired Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited. Tragically, The Apu Trilogy is out of print in the United States.