1959. India. Dir: Satyajit Ray. With Soumitra Chatterjee. 105 min.
Melding inspiration from Renoir and Italian Neorealism with a distinctly Indian artistry, Ray’s beautiful cinematic craft has in turn influenced generations of international filmmakers. In this humble and powerfully relatable tale, a bright young man in Calcutta saves for university and works on a novel until a sudden marriage alters his path forever.
2011. Colombia. Dir: Alejandro Landes. With Porfirio Ramirez. 101 min.
Victim of a stray police bullet and an unsympathetic legal system, the eponymous paraplegic spends his time scraping for survival while secretly plotting his revenge. Landes creates a remarkable doc-fiction hybrid that joins the intimate details of Porfirio’s day-to-day life with a re-creation of his astonishing attempt to hijack an airplane.
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free
Screening and Q&A with director Patrick Meaney ’07.
20 years ago, a group of artists left Marvel Comics to create their own company…a company that impacts mainstream comics and culture to this day. Image Comics was more than just a publisher. It was a response to years of creator mistreatment, and it changed comics forever, thanks to blockbuster titles like Spawn and The Walking Dead.
The Image Revolution tells the story of artists who took a risk, profited wildly and almost lost their soul in the process. Filled with colorful characters, amazing art, it’s a roller coaster journey following a company from wild startup days on a twenty year journey to fulfill its mission of creative freedom.
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Powell Cinema / Free
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