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    Upcoming Screenings

May 5, 2015 - 7:30pm

Melnitz Movies Presents

COURT (2014)

Directed by Chaitanya Tamhane

Tuesday, May 5th at 7:30 PM in James Bridges Theater
Winner–Best First Film–Venice International Film Festival


“ENGROSSING... There are courtroom dramas, and then there’s COURT, Chaitanya Tamhane’s impressive debut, which flays alive India’s justice system while commenting on class, education and access to power. Managing to be both extremely rational and extremely humane, the film works so well thanks to an intelligent, superbly understated script and a feel for naturalism that extends beyond mere performance.” - Jay Weissberg, Variety

Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals, Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the “people’s poet,” is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage...

May 7, 2015 - 7:30pm

Melnitz Movies and the Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival Present

A Master Class with Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Moderator to be announced

Thursday, May 7th at 7:30 PM at The James Bridges Theater

Nuri Bilge Ceylan, last year’s Palme d'Or winner at The Cannes Film Festival, will host a master class, surveying his cinematic journey. As a world renowned Turkish filmmaker, Ceylan has been a recurring winner at The Cannes Film Festival, awarded the Best Director prize for Üç Maymun (Three Monkeys) in 2008, the Grand Jury Prize for Bir Zamanlar Anadolu (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) in 2011 and the Palme d'Or for Kış Uykusu (Winter Sleep) in 2014. These three were also Turkey's official submissions for the Academy Award in the Best Foreign Film category.