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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Jun 29,30, Jul 1: BFS Presents: 'On The Road' Screenings 
"was thinkin' about turquoise, I was thinkin' about gold, I was thinkin' about diamonds and the world's biggest necklace. As we rode through the canyons, through the devilish cold, I was thinkin' about Isis, how she thought I was so reckless. - Isis by Bob Dylan

Like so many pioneers and adventurers, cinema has always taken to the road in its search for answers. Bangalore Film Society is proud to present 'On the Road' a weekend of three classic road movies that ramble along the less beaten path in search of an elusive and essential truth.

Friday 29th June, 2007 Time: 6.30 pm
Paris, Texas (1984) (USA/Germany/ France)
Famous for influencing U2's seminal 'Joshua Tree' album, auteur Wim Wender's adaptation of Pulitzer prize winning playwright Sam Shepard's story of an amnesiac wanderer's dilemma as he tries to piece his life together in the quiet American pastoral is regarded not only as the director's masterpiece but as one of the finest films of the 80s. A lyrical meditation on loss and longing 'Paris, Texas' won the Palm D'Or at Cannes'84.

Saturday 30th June, 2007 Time: 6.30pm
The Return (2004) (Russia)
Hailed as the most promising film by a debut director in contemporary cinema, The Return follows two young brothers who take a road trip with their father who turns up one day after a mysterious twelve year absence. As the journey proceeds the trip turns into a claustrophobic battle of wills between the father and sons and the father's real identity and true nature of the so called 'fishing trip' come under suspicion. Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice '04.

Sunday 1st July, 2007 Time: 6.30pm
Blackboards (2000) (Iran)
Director Samira Makhmalbaf chronicles the plight of the Iranian Kurdistanis, caught amidst violent strife and a brutal terrain and for whom 'survival' is the way of life. The film follows a band of teachers who trek the terrain with blackboards hoisted over their shoulders in search of students who are too engaged in acts of survival to feel the want for education. Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes '00.

Venue: Ashirvad, 30, St. Mark's Road cross, Op. State Bank of India

Tel: 2549 2774/ 2549 3705

ADMISSION FOR MEMBERS ONLY. NON-MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO ARRIVE 15 MINS EARLY AND REGISTER. (Members whose membership has expired are requested to kindly renew their membership.)"

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