Film Circle Screening


(Silent/1927/46 min/Blu-Ray with intertitles)


Director : Baburao Painter, Though Muraliwala begins with young Krishna playing the flute to a herd of cows, his many pranks take a back seat to questions about an older, married devotee named Radha who neglects her duties in responding to Krishna. Unlike other films based on the Bhagavata Purana, this film about Krishna's childhood comes from the Gita Govinda and Vaishnavite traditions

Sati Savitri

(Silent/1927/33 min/Blu-Ray with intertitles)


Director : Baburao Painter, Popular mythological legends are reinforced in Indian society through films. Pativratadharma is her prime duty. The legendary Savitri, for instance, won back her husband from the Lord of Death Yama.

22 June 1897

(Marathi/1979/121min/35mm with Eng. subtitles)


Director : Nachiket and Jayoo Patwardhan, Due to a plague epidemic in Pune, the British Government deputes C.W. Rand as Chairman of the Special Plague Committee, empowering him to do whatever is necessary to control the menace. Rand’s heavy-handed measures deeply offend local sensibilities, driving a group of angry youngsters to assassinate him and Lt. Charles Ayerst- the first outbreak of revolutionary activities in British India.

The Snake Pit

(English/1948/108 min/35mm)


Director : Anatole Litvak, Virginia Cunningham is confused upon finding herself in a mental hospital, with no memory of her arrival at the institution. Tormented by delusions and unable to even recognize her husband, Robert, she is treated by Dr. Mark Kik, who is determined to get to the root of her mental illness. As her treatment progresses, flashbacks depict events in Virginia’s life that may have contributed to her instability.