Asian Film Series: Lagaan: Once upon a time in India
The next film in the Asian Film Series, co-hosted by Asian Studies and the Palmer Museum of Art is coming up! Director Ashutosh Gowariker's blockbuster Bollywood hit Lagaan: Once upon a time in India was nominated for the Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film. In this energetic and cinematically gorgeous film, villagers oppressed by high land taxes rise up in revolt against their British colonizers, gambling the survival of their town on their ability to gain victory in that most brutal of sports—cricket. Introduction before and conversation after the Thursday, Feb 4 screening will be hosted by Sumita Raghuram, associate professor of labor studies and Asian studies.
The final film in the series is Sukiyaki Western Django (February 18 2010 and February 21, 2010). This and all films in the series screen in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium.