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Ray of Light: The Films of Satyajit Ray

Ray of Light: The Films of Satyajit Ray

A master of world cinema, Satyajit Ray’s indelible films are filled with visual poetry and humanistic stories that transcend culture and time. He has inspired filmmakers such as Christopher Nolan, Akira Kurosawa, Martin Scorsese, and Wes Anderson who dedicated his fifth film to Satyajit Ray.
In this 4-week class, we’ll learn about the self-taught multi-talented filmmaker who wrote, directed and often composed the music and designed the posters for his films. We’ll dive into a film that Francis Ford Coppola called a “cinematic milestone” as well as Ray’s seminal Apu trilogy.

3/7: Devi (1960)
3/14: Pather Panchali (1955)
3/21: Aparajito (1956)
3/28: Apur Sansar (1959)

This course will be presented by Jenny Lee whose previous classes include the films of Wong Kar Wai, Yasujiro Ozu, and Intro to Modern Korean Cinema. Jenny Lee is a 2024 Oregon Literary Arts Fellow in Drama.

Films will be screened at the Movie Madness Miniplex, followed by an instructor-led discussion. Classes will begin on Thursday, March 7th, and be held each Thursday through the 28th, at 6:30pm.

Class size will be limited to 18.

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In general, the Hollywood Theatre does not provide content advisories about the subject matter shown in our theatre. Films exhibited don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Hollywood Theatre. Information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media and