Take in the epic vision of one of the greatest directors in the history of cinema-with over 20 acclaimed films and 6 brand-new prints!
The recipient of an Honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement at the 1991 Academy Awards, Satyajit Ray excelled in his craft through meticulous renderings of his settings (immeasurably aided by art director Bansi Chandragupta) and vivid, uncompromising portrayals of the rhythms of life as his characters would have lived them. A Ray film invites you in, but also demands that you accept it on its own terms, and those who open themselves to Ray's method are in for some of the richest experiences the cinema has to offer.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrates Ray's profound and lasting impact on world cinema with First Light: Satyajit Ray from the Apu Trilogy to the Calcutta Trilogy, Wednesday, April 15 through Thursday April 30 at the Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center.
From the legendary Apu trilogy - Ray's groundbreaking debut saga that influences filmmakers to this day - to his decisive studies of the big city and its harsh realities, see classic and rare masterworks by India's greatest filmmaker in pristine new prints as well as a unique documentary tribute to this essential auteur.
New 35mm prints made possible by the Satyajit Ray Preservation Project at the Academy Film Archive include The Expedition (1962), The Coward and the Holy Man (1965), The Hero (1966), The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha (1968) and Two (1965), a rare short made for the Esso World Theater.