Regent Street Cinema Launches India Season

Regent Street Cinema celebrates the arts of India with the launch of its own

India Season, to coincide with the V&A India Festival

Regent Street Cinema is proud to celebrate the Victoria and Albert Museum’s latest exhibition, The Fabric of India, the highlight of the V&A India Festival celebrating South Asian culture. In association with Tongues on Fire, Regent Street Cinema hosts its very own ‘India Season’, a month long celebration of Indian film, starting on 9th November 2015.

Mondays in November will be dedicated to showcasing the phenomenal and far reaching gems produced by the Indian film industry. Screening diverse productions from classic blockbusters to meaningful and thought provoking films, the Regent Street Cinema will be showcasing the unique talents within Indian arts to coincide with the V&A’s India Festival.

Regent Street Cinema is pleased to announce that Rosemary Crill, co-curator of the V&A’s Fabric of India exhibition, will be joined in conversation with Indian fashion designer, Jyoti Chandhok on Monday 9th November following the screening of ‘Throw Of Dice’. On Monday 16th November, Director and Associate Producer of ‘Tana Bana’ will host a Q&A session at Regent Street Cinema before the screening.

Regent Street Cinema is delighted to be working with Tongues on Fire, who have selected the very best films from the Indian film catalogue, programmed to complement the V&A’s India Festival and offer a truly unique cinematic experience.

The programme for Regent Street Cinema’s India Season is as follows:

Monday 9th November 2015

–          Throw of Dice – 6.30pm

 Followed by a Q&A session with the V&A’s Fabric of India co-curator Rosemary Crill, and traditional Indian fashion designer Jyoti Chandhok

 –          Umrao Jaan – 8.05pm

 Monday 16th November 2015

–          Anjuman – 6.30pm

 Followed by a Q&A session with Pat Murphy and Annie Dibble, Director and Associate Producer/ Textile Researcher for Tana Bana

 –          Tana Bana – 9.10pm

 Monday 23rd November 2015

–          Kanchivaram – 5.30pm

–          Devdas – 7.50pm

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“As a passionate and dedicated film buff, I am very excited for this programme as I believe it is the films that will be making these exhibitions truly come alive. These six carefully selected films will perfectly complement the V&A’s exhibition providing context and truly helping us experience the art, the fabrics, the costumes and the jewels.”

Dr. Pushpinder Chowdhry, Festival Director- Tongues on Fire

“We are extremely excited to host our first season dedicated to Indian film and culture, and are thrilled to involve speakers from the V&A and Tongues on Fire. The Regent Street Cinema Indian Season will bring together elements of art culture, fashion, history and more in a unique and engaging way.” Shira McLeod, Cinema Director- Regent Street Cinema

“We at the V&A are delighted to be able to team up with Regent Street Cinema’s season of Indian films. The films have been chosen as they all have strong textile themes, which link beautifully with our exhibition The Fabric of India.” Rosemary Crill, Co-curator of The Fabric of India and Senior Curator in the Asian Department of the V&A