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The Music Room (Jalsaghar) (1958)

The Music Room (Jalsaghar) (1958)

Date: Friday, August 16, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Type: Film

With The Music Room (Jalsaghar), director Satyajit Ray brilliantly evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat (the beloved actor Chhabi Biswas) desperately clinging to a fading way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he has hosted lavish concerts over the years—now a shadow of its former vivid self. An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity, and a showcase for some of India’s most popular musicians of the day, The Music Room is a defining work by the great Bengali filmmaker.

Theater | Free with admission | No reservations needed