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1.

Aparājito: The Unvanquished

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Follows the life of the poor Bengali country boy, Apu and his encounter with the school system in Benares and later with the intellectual life at the university in Calcutta.
DVD
2003; 1956
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Clay Bird

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Set against the backdrop of Pakistan during the turbulent 1960s, a family is ripped apart by religious beliefs and civil war. A young boy from Bangladesh is sent away by his Muslim father to a Madrasah. He struggles to adapt to a harsh monastic life.
DVD
2006; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
3.

Devi: The Goddess

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Set in India around the 1830s, the story involves the conflict between orthodox and progressive Hindu religions. A young wife in a wealthy Indian household is deified by her father-in-law who has seen her in a dream as the goddess Durga (Kali). The city soon learns of her imposed divinity and she is set up as an idol for worship. She then begins to believe in her immortality and the tension between her duty to the father-in-law's devotion and to her husband's pleas to leave the city soon drive her mad.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

Ayāntrika: Ajaantrik

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Bimal, a taxi driver, is dedicated to his old and battered 1920 Chevrolet, despite its unreliability. He takes the car to be a living being and even names the car Jagaddal. Working in a small town in Bihar, Bimal watches the Oraon tribe as they struggle with India's modernization.
DVD
2005; 1958
Clemons (Stacks)
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Subarnarekha: The Golden Line

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The story of a Hindu refugee family from East Bengal who struggle to build a new life in Calcutta after being expelled from their predominantly Muslim homeland.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Music Room

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Director Satyajit Ray brilliantly evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat desperately clinging to his way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he has hosted lavish concerts over the years, now a shadow of its former vivid self. An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity, and a showcase for some of India's most popular musicians of the day.
DVD
2011; 1958
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

Nimai of Nadia

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Film portrayal of the Indian religious reformer, Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, from his birth to his taking of sannyasa (the renounced order) at the age of twenty-four.
DVD
2003; 1959
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

Pather Panchali: Song of the Little Road

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A poor Bengali family survives in a village but wider horizons tempt the father. The protection of family members' reputations, the relationship of the family group to an elderly 'aunt', and first confrontations with death contribute to the early development of the boy Apu. His father's dreams prevail over the objections of his mother so that at the end of the film the family moves to the big city of Benares.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
9.

The Adversary

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A young college graduate in Calcutta is struggling to find a job. He lives in a flat with his younger, employed sister, revolutionary brother and widowed mother. The strain of the situation ultimately causes him to hallucinate.
DVD
2007; 1972
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Sīmābaddha

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Set in Calcutta, this film tells the story of an ambitious young sales executive at a British-owned firm whose promotion to a hotly contested seat on the corporate board of directors is jeopardized when the shipment of a big export order must be delayed. He resolves the problem through a deceitful and dangerous ploy which, while winning him the admiration of his boss and assuring him the promotion, loses him the respect he sought from his sister-in-law.
DVD
2004; 1971
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Abhijan: The Expedition

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Set in the 1930's, Narsingh is a Rajput cab driver down on his luck. He is offered a better job in Bihar, Bengal by a businessman. There he meets an old friend and is attracted to his sister Neeli, a Catholic schoolmistress. All seems well by day, but his boss has him delivering packages at night that contain opium. During these shady dealings, he meets Gulabi, who had been forced into prostitution. Narsingh finds himself in two dilemnas--which woman does he really love and does he want to go straight and be poor or be rich, but corrupt.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Hei Yan Guan: I Don't Want to Sleep Alone

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An erotic love triangle finds a young drifter who is beaten by thugs and rescued by an immigrant worker who nurses him back to health. The drifter develops a crush on a waitress and the three young people find love.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Nayak: The Hero

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Arindam Mukherjee, a successful movie actor, meets a woman on a train journey. He opens up to her, telling her his deepest secrets and how he faces the hollowness of life underneath the veneer of glamor and success. Even though she is a reporter, she decides to respect his privacy and tears up her notes.
DVD
2004; 1966
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Kanchanjungha

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This film was Satyajit's first original screenplay. It depicts a real time event of 100 minutes on screen, quite ahead of its time. Indranath Choudhuri and his family, a wealthy family of Calcutta's industrial bourgeoisie, are on vacation in Darjeeling, at the foot of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak of the Himalayas, The family members are dominated by the father Choudhuri, who expects all of them to obey his will. Several long walks, embellished by long conversations, sow various seeds of crisis in the family's midst, e.g. a couple breaks up when the younger daughter rejects the staid, respectable engineer her father wants her to marry. Instead, she seems attracted to Asok, a young student of modest means who has the nerve to refuse the job offered to him by Choudhuri.
DVD
2004; 1962
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Jalasaghara: The Music Room

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A declining nobleman sits in his once-great house, now decaying, reminiscing on his past life and music gatherings as well as the loss of his son and wife. His inability to adapt to and cope with changing times has made him into a recluse. He gives one last party to use up the last of his wealth.
DVD
2004; 1958
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Tina Kanyā

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"The first story, The Postmaster, is a poignant portrait of an ambitious young man who befriends his young servant without understanding the consequences of his casual generosity. The second story, The Conclusion, is a surprising romance that traces the slapstick courtship of a somber young scholar and the high-spirited young woman he hopes to tame." The third story, Two Daughters, is a "blend of poetic creation that is almost majestic."
DVD
2005; 1961
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Mahanagar: The Great City

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When financial liabilities force a traditionally-minded, homebound Indian matriarch to seek work downtown as a saleswoman, she comes to appreciate the opportunity to earn her own money and develop an identity of her own.
DVD
2004; 1963
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Titli: The First Monsoon Day

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A chance encounter with a Bollywood superstar, the object of a teenage girl's crush, changes the lives of the girl Titli and her mother forever.
DVD
2005; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Antarmahal

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Set in 1878, when Britain controlled India, this film explores the lengths to which superstition and despair will drive a man. Through an aging man and those affected by him, the reality of ruthless obsession and cut-throat desire for power is exposed.
DVD
2006; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Charulata

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Set in the 1870s, the wife of a publisher tries to find a way out of her confining domestic situation. When her brother-in-law tries to bring out her artistic leanings, she gladly accepts his help.
DVD
 
Clemons (Stacks)