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Morning Will Come: Modernity in Indian Cinema

Morning Will Come: Modernity in Indian Cinema
Morning Will Come: Modernity in Indian Cinema

India is home to the world’s most prolific and diverse film industries, and Bollywood movies in particular have found rapturous audiences from Russia to the Middle East. This series, presented as a complement to Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection, features seminal classics of Indian cinema that have rarely been projected in the United States. In addition to landmark films by Guru Dutt, Ritwik Ghatak, and Mrinal Sen, which consider postcolonial conflicts between tradition and modernity, the series will also feature a program dedicated to the Shabistan Film Archive.

Presented with support from the Consulate General of India, Chicago, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Films in Series


Friday, January 24, 2020, 7 PM

A Night with the Shabistan Film Archive



Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7 PM


(Mrinal Sen, 1971, India, DCP, 101 min)


Friday, February 7, 2020, 7 PM

The Runaway

(Ritwik Ghatak, 1958, India, DCP, 124 min)


Friday, February 14, 2020, 7 PM

Pyaasa (Thirst)

(Guru Dutt, 1957, India, DCP, 146 min)


Friday, March 13, 2020, 7 PM

Badnam Basti (Alley of Ill Repute)

(Prem Kapoor, 1971, India, digital, 100 min)