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NGMA Bengaluru in collaboration with BFS invites you to the screening of the films ‘Imaging Utopias’

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - November 22 @ 5:00 pm

Imaging Utopias

NGMA Bengaluru in collaboration with BFS invites you to the screening of the films ‘Imaging Utopias’

NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART BENGALURU

(Ministry of Culture, Government of India)

in collaboration with

BANGALORE FILM SOCIETY

invites you to

Imaging Utopias

screening of films, from 15th to 22nd October, 2018 at 5.00 PM at the auditorium,NGMA Bengaluru
All the films will start @ 5 pm. Entry is Free on first come first serve basis. All the below films will have English subtitle, Tea/coffee will be served after the screening.

Science fiction films represent the impossible hallucinations and imaginings of the human mind. It is a genre that uses speculative, fictional science-based depictions of phenomena that are not fully accepted by mainstream science, such as extraterrestrial life forms, alien worlds, extrasensory perception and time travel, along with futuristic elements such as spacecraft, robots, cyborgs, interstellar travel or other technologies. Science fiction films have often been used to focus on political or social issues, and to explore philosophical issues like the human condition. In many cases, tropes derived from written science fiction may be used by filmmakers ignorant of or at best indifferent to the standards of scientific plausibility and plot logic to which written science fiction is traditionally held. It is also a genre characterized by stories involving conflicts between science and technology, human nature, and social organization in futuristic or fantastical worlds, created in cinema through distinctive iconographies, images, and sounds often produced by means of special effects technology. All the technologies of cinematic illusion are displayed at their most cutting-edge state in science-fiction films, and this has been true since the earliest years of cinema.

15th November 2018, Thursday

Altered States |Directed by Ken Russell |USA |102 min|1980

It’s the late 1960’s. Just for a lark, graduate student Eddie Jessup, known for being unconventional, brilliant and slightly mad, conducts experiments with an isolation chamber, using himself as the subject. His experiences in the chamber cause him to hallucinate, much of the imagery being religious-based despite him not being a religious man. Seven years later, he is a respected full professor in the Harvard Medical School. Believing he has lost his edge and has fallen into an unwanted state of respectability, Eddie decides to resume his work with sensory deprivation, this time using hallucinogens, specifically untested ones used in mystical Mexican rituals, to enhance the experience of being in the isolation tank. After initial tests, he claims he entered an alternate physical and mental state. Although unbelieving of Eddie’s claims, his colleagues Arthur Rosenberg and Mason Parrish, as well as Eddie’s wife, Emily, who is in her own right a respected academic, are concerned for Eddie’s well being. However, if Eddie’s claims are indeed true, he could do irreparable harm to himself and others around him, especially if his altered states are uncontrollable.

17th November 2018, Saturday

Naked Lunch | Directed by David Cronenberg | Canada | 115 min | 1992

Exterminator Bill Lee finds himself following his wife into an addiction to the bug powder he uses. After accidentally killing her, he descends into a hallucinatory existence in which he imagines himself a secret agent answering to a series of bizarre creatures. He channels his energies into writing “reports” on his delusional mission, while trying to break his addiction. The story loosely reflects events in the life of author Burroughs as he wrote the novel.
20th November 2018, Tuesday

The city of lost Children | Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro | France |112 min |1995

In a surrealistic and bizarre society, children have been abducted by a mad and evil scientist, Krank, who wants to steal their dreams and stop and reverse his accelerated aging process. When the gang of Cyclops kidnap Denree , the little brother of the former whale hunter One, he is helped by the young street orphan girl Miette, who steals for the Siamese Pieuvre, to reach the platform where Krank leaves with his cloned dwarf wife Mademoiselle Bismuth, his six cloned sons and a brain, and rescue the children.

21st November 2018, Wednesday

Gattaca | Directed by Andrew Niccol | USA | 106 min | 1997

Gattaca Corp. is an aerospace firm in the future. During this time society analyzes your DNA and determines where you belong in life. Ethan Hawke’s character was born with a congenital heart condition which would cast him out of getting a chance to travel in space. So in turn he assumes the identity of an athlete who has genes that would allow him to achieve his dream of space travel.

22nd November 2018, Thursday

Beyond The Black Rainbow | directed by Panos Cosmatos| Canada | 110 min | 2010

Spanning over two decades of research and innovation from the 1960s to the early-1980s, the Arboria Institute–a secluded New Age commune and a state-of-the-art research facility–and the pill-popping psychiatrist, Dr Barry Nyle, are particularly interested in their newest specimen: the female patient, Elena. To begin to understand her mind-boggling telekinetic and telepathic abilities, the demented doctor keeps Elena heavily sedated and in a constant catatonic state; however, her capabilities are unfathomable. What are Dr Nyle’s deeper intentions? In the end, could the institute’s utopian doctrine be flawed after all?

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November 15 @ 5:00 pm
End:
November 22 @ 5:00 pm
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NGMA