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Pather Panchali

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The Apu Trilogy • September 4–9

New Digital Restoration!

(1955) dir Satyajit Ray w/Subir Banerjee, Karuna Banarjee, Kanu Banarjee, Uma Das Gupta [125 min; DCP]
The release in 1955 of Satyajit Ray’s debut, Pather Panchali, introduced to the world an eloquent and important new cinematic voice. A depiction of rural Bengali life in a style inspired by Italian neorealism, this naturalistic but poetic evocation of a number of years in the life of a family introduces us to both little Apu and, just as essentially, the women who will help shape him: his independent older sister, Durga; his harried mother, Sarbajaya, who, with her husband often away, must hold the family together; and his kindly and mischievous elderly “auntie,“ Indir—vivid, multifaceted characters all. With resplendent photography informed by its young protagonist’s perpetual sense of discovery, the Cannes-awarded Pather Panchali is an immersive cinematic experience and a film of elemental power.

“Never having seen a Satyajit Ray film is like never having seen the sun or the moon.” – Akira Kurosawa

About the Restoration

apu-trilogy-poster-1Two decades after its original negatives were burned in a fire, Satyajit Ray’s breathtaking milestone of world cinema rises from the ashes in a meticulously reconstructed new 4K restoration. The Apu Trilogy brought India into the golden age of international art-house film, following one indelible character, a free-spirited child in rural Bengal who matures into an adolescent urban student and finally a sensitive man of the world. These delicate masterworks – Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road), Aparajito (The Unvanquished), and Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) – based on two books by Bibhutibhusan Banerjee, were shot over the course of five years, and each stands on its own as a tender, visually radiant journey. They are among the most achingly beautiful, richly humane movies ever made—essential works for any film lover. Read More →

New 4K restorations made by the Criterion Collection in collaboration with the Academy Film Archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Buy Tickets – The Apu Trilogy

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Friday 9/4: Double Feature

at 6:30
at 9:00

Saturday 9/5: Triple Feature

at 4:15
at 6:45
at 2:00 9:00

Sunday 9/6: Triple Feature

at 2:00 9:00
at 4:30
at 6:45

Monday 9/7:

at 2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30

Tuesday 9/8:

at 4:30 7:15 9:30

Wednesday 9/9:

at 5:00 7:15 (9:30 show canceled)

Multi-Features: see two or more movies for one low price – click the earlier of the consecutive showtimes and select the Dbl Feature or Marathon ticket option. Brattle passes accepted. All times PM unless indicated.

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