August 13, 2015

Satyajit Ray Film Festival at Montgomery College to Feature Works of Award-Winning Indian Director

The works of award-winning Indian director Satyajit Ray will be featured in a film festival to be held at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on the Rockville campus of Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., beginning September 3.

The initial showing in the Satyajit Ray Film Festival will feature Pather Panchali – Song of the Little Road at 7:30 p.m. Other notable works by Ray will be shown from the 4th to 6th and 10th to 13th. The films feature English subtitles.

Admission is free but tickets are required. Call the Box Office at 40-567-5301, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Festival highlights will include a reception on the 4th with Michael Jack, professor of film history at George Mason University and former programmer for the American Film Institute at the Kennedy Center.

Regarded as one of India’s top three most important directors, Satyajit Ray’s first movie, Pather Panchali  (1955), won several International Awards and helped establish his reputation as a world-class director. Ray, who died in 1992, was named the 25th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly and in 1992 received a lifetime achievement award at the Academy Awards.

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