American Center focuses on "Ray's Hollywood" at Film Festival

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Kolkata, Nov 6 (UNI) Satyajit Ray's favourite Hollywood films- ''Ray's Hollywood''- would be a major attraction at the Kolkata Film Festival beginning November 10.

The movie maestro from Tollywood will be the theme of two special packages which the American Consulate's Public Affairs Office is offering to the movie buffs of the city.

Another attraction is active participation by internationally known film critic Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor and US Academy of Motion Pictures' noted preservationist Josef Linder during presentation of the two packages.

The films which feature in the first package -''Ray's Hollywood''- are the The Southerner (1945), Trouble in Paradise (1932), A Night at the Opera (1935), The Maltese Falcon (1941), Citizen Kane (1941), Double Indemnity (1944), and Rear Window (1954). The films in this package will be screened at 1130 hours everyday, November 11-17, at Rabindra Sadan, an Amerian Center release said today.

Ray's immortal film, Aparajito, will be screened for the first time after its restoration and subsequent preservation by the Academy.

Apart from Aparajito in the second package of Ray's own films restored by the Academy, will be Teen kanya, Parosh Pathar, Joy Baba Felunath, and Two, a short film. Mr Linder has personaly supervised the academy project for restoring almost all of Ray's films.

Mr Linder's major preservation projects include The Sound of Music (1965), Patton (1970), and Abhijan (The Expedition-1962) and Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1968), the two unforgettable films by Satyajit Ray.

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