The International Film Series Presents: The Chess Players

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Photo courtesy of Kino Lorber.

Please join us on Friday April 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 305 of the Weinberg Memorial Library for a free presentation of the Indian drama The Chess Players.   Professor Bonnie Oldham will lead a discussion following the film.

Directed by India’s famed filmmaker Satyajit Ray, The Chess Players is set in 1856 India where the British are poised to take over the kingdom of Awadh.  Awadh’s King and the Indian aristocracy prefer chess, poetry and music to their political responsibilities.  Will the aristocracy see the game of chess the British are playing before their king is taken?

The Chess Players is in Urdu, Hindi and English with English subtitles.

This event is open to faculty, staff, students and the public. Please email for reservations.