Films of Satyajit Ray


February 13, 1997

The films of Calcutta-born director Satyajit Ray are coming to the Charles in a series that begins Saturday.

Ray studied art and started a career in advertising, but his fascination with film, as well as an acquaintance with Jean Renoir and, finally, a pivotal viewing of "The Bicycle Thief," convinced him that he should become a filmmaker. His "Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road)" established his reputation in the mid-'50s, and several award-winning films followed.

You can see "Pather Panchali" Saturday and Monday. Other films to follow are "Aparajito (The Unvanquished)," "Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)," "Devi (The Goddess)," "Teen Kanya (Two Daughters)," "Mahanagar (The Big City)," "Charulata (The Lonely Wife)," "Jana Aranya (The Middleman)" and "Jalsaghar (The Music Room)."

The series at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St., runs through April 14. Films are shown at 11: 30 a.m. Saturdays and 7: 15 p.m. Mondays. Tickets are $6; $4 for seniors and weekends before 6 p.m. For more information, call (410) 727-3456.

Pub Date: 2/13/97

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