Double Bill:
This Bit of That India (1972) +
This Freedom Life (2018)

18th April 2021
Sunday 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

Tickets

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18/4 DOUBLE BILL: THIS BIT OF THAT INDIA + THIS FREEDOM LIFE - General
$ 10.00
18/4 DOUBLE BILL: THIS BIT OF THAT INDIA + THIS FREEDOM LIFE - Concession
$ 9.00
18/4 DOUBLE BILL: THIS BIT OF THAT INDIA + THIS FREEDOM LIFE - FRIENDS OF AFA
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$ 0.00

Description:

This Bit of That India (1972)
Directed by: S.N.S Sastry
Runtime: 20 minutes
Country: India
Language: English
Rating: PG13 (Some Drug References)

Full Synopsis

This Bit of That India is a layered reflection on youth culture, diversity, progress, education, technology and sexuality. The film juxtaposes documentary moments that celebrate individual freedom with a theatrical performance of Federico Garcia Lorca’s “The House of Bernarda Alba”, as a metaphor for repression and conformity.

(Synopsis extracted from Cinéma du Réel)

The film was produced by Films Division, India.

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This Freedom Life (Yeh Freedom Life) (2018)

Directed by: Priya Sen
Runtime: 70 minutes
Country: India
Language: Hindi with English subtitles
Rating: R21 (Homosexual Theme)

SOUTHEAST ASIAN PREMIERE

Full Synopsis

Filmed over the course of a year in Ambedkar Nagar in South Delhi, This Freedom Life (Yeh Freedom Life) tries to keep up with its protagonists, as they manoeuvre erratic and unpredictable love. One of them works at a local beauty parlour, the other runs the family’s small cigarette counter at a crowded intersection. They are surrounded by a cacophonous city; they are both in love with other women. The film accompanies them through their desire to live according to their ‘freedom lives’, outside society and family’s constant scrutiny and sanction. But this ‘freedom life’ also leaves them vulnerable to the precariousness of love, when it refuses such constraints.

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The Reframe: A Time to Resist programme will run from
9 to 25 April 2021 at Oldham Theatre.

Selected films from the programme will also screen online from
12 April – 9 May 2021 on our Rewired platform. 

If you have any trouble purchasing your tickets, please contact us at ticketing@asianfilmarchive.org

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Important Notice:

Do note that Oldham Theatre does not play ads and screenings will start promptly. Arrive early so as not to disrupt the screenings. All patrons are encouraged to purchase your tickets online to be able to secure a seat. Seats are limited due to social distancing regulations. If you choose to purchase tickets or merchandise at Oldham Theatre’s box office, cashless payment is preferred.

Measures will be taken to ensure the health and safety of all patrons at Oldham Theatre. This includes wearing a mask at all times for both staff and patrons, temperature taking, SafeEntry logging and observance of social distancing around the theatre. Doors will open 20 minutes before showtime, so  arrive early to register, take your temperature and find a seat.

 

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