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INDIA’S OFFICIAL SELECTION FOR THE 2015 ACADEMY AWARDS
WINNER OF 29 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
“India’s Oscar entry, COURT by Chaitanya Tamhane, is a masterpiece – a work of the deepest empathy, sublime in its construction.”
–Joshua Oppenheimer, director of ACT OF KILLING
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 worker to commit suicide. His trial is a ridiculous and harrowing display of institutional incompetence, with endless procedural delays, coached witnesses for the prosecution, and obsessive privileging of arcane colonial law over reason and mercy. What truly distinguishes Court, however, is Tamhane’s brilliant ensemble cast of professional and nonprofessional actors; his affecting mixture of comedy and tragedy; and his naturalist approach to his characters and to Indian society as a whole, rich with complexity and contradiction.
Get $3 off on a ticket to the Cardinal Stage Production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest when you buy a ticket to a Ryder film – Ask at the Ryder Box Office about this special offer
Fri & Sat Jan 22 & 23
The New Girlfriend 6:45 @ IU Woodburn
Court 7:30 @ IU Fine Arts (FA 102)
Sun Jan 24
The New Girlfriend 7pm @ Bear’s Place – Last Chance!
Fri, Jan 29
Oscar Shorts – Animation 6:45 @ IU Fine Arts (FA 102)
Oscar Shorts – Live Action 8:15 @ IU Fine Arts (FA 102)
Court 7:30 @ IU Fine Arts (FA 015) – Last Chance!