America on 70mm

first_imgThe American Center, the US Commercial Service and the Consular Section of the US Embassy in association with Cinedarbaar are celebrating the World Tourism Day with a two day seminar and film festival. The seminar will be followed by a film fest which will include tourist fair, quizzes, workshops, discussions interactive maps of the USA. The opening film of the festival is Seeking a Friend for the End of the World by Lorene Scafaria. The United Nations World Tourism Organization celebrated the first World Tourism Day on 27 September, 1980 to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The two-day long festival will feature road films that give the flavor of some of America’s greatest cities. The film fest will feature 6 films from celebrating road movies of America. The mating of the road and the movies is as enduring as any of Hollywood’s famous couples, and seemingly just as inevitable. The road has always been a persistent theme of American culture and the film festival will explore the American landscape through films like Easy Rider, Broken Flowers, The straight story, Two lane Blacktop and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. All films will follow interactive sessions to explore the themes and styles of different auteurs.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe participants will also have an opportunity to have fun with DIY activities such as Interactive Map that will bring together cartography, cinema and genres in which visitors can participate and add layers to the map that will grow every day. It also includes information on the films, trivia, selected clips and insights on how films influenced the image of America’s cities. They can also make their travelogue through a collage with materials provided at the venue. WHERE: The American Center, KG MargWHEN: 27 – 29 Septemberlast_img read more