Film Series: Bandit Queen

1994. India/UK. Dir: Shekhar Kapur. With Seema Biswas. 119 min.

Completed just as the real “Bandit Queen,” Phoolan Devi, was released from 11 years in prison, this biopic created a scandal when Devi – enraged by being portrayed as a “victim” of rape – threatened to set herself on fire outside the theater.  Before the film, Gayathri Khemadasa will play piano selections from her Phoolan Devi opera.  Prof. William Pinch (History) will lead a post-film panel discussion.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free