Avon Theatre & ICC Greenwich present Pather Panchali

The Avon Theatre & ICC Greenwich present Pather Panchali, first in the APU trilogy from director Satyajit Ray Thursday, Sept. 24, appetizers reception at 6:30 p.m., film at 7:30 p.m. Brand new 4K restoration!

Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche Members: FREE, Members: $7, Students & Seniors: $9, Nonmembers: $12. Purchase online at www.avontheatre.org.

The release in 1955 of Satyajit Ray’s debut, PATHER PANCHALI, introduced to the world an eloquent and important new cinematic voice. A depiction of rural Bengali life in a style inspired by Italian neorealism, this naturalistic but poetic evocation of a number of years in the life of a family introduces us to both little Apu and, just as essentially, the women who will help shape him: his independent older sister, Durga; his harried mother, Sarbajaya, who, with her husband often away, must hold the family together; and his kindly and mischevious elderly “auntie,” Indir-vivid multifaceted characters all. With resplendent photography informed by its young protagonist’s perpetual sense of discovery, the Cannes-awarded PATHER PANCHALI is an immersive cinematic experience and a film of elemental power.

AWARDS

Best Human Document, Cannes Film Festival, 1956

Best Foreign Film, National Board of Review, 1957

Best Picture, Best Director, San Francisco International Film Festival, 1957

In Bengali with English subtitles | Not Rated | 125 minutes

“It is a pastoral poem dappled with the play of brilliant images and strong, dark feelings, a luminous revelation of Indian life in language that all the world can understand.”

-TIME Magazine

“A masterpiece.”

-Time Out

“Not just an Indian classic, but a standout film in the history of cinema.”

-Film4

“Beautiful”

-The New Yorker

ABOUT THE AVON: The Avon Theatre is a member-supported, non-profit cultural hub, dedicated to presenting film in its highest form, and thriving because of the support of our patrons and community. In addition to an exciting slate of new releases, The Avon brings you one-of-a-kind special events and monthly programs. We are proud to provide a forum for in-person, community dialogue with directors, actors and other luminaries in a vibrant “Main Street America” setting.

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