A PASSAGE TO INDIA (PG) plus Q&A – 1984 UK/USA 164 min

Director: David Lean
Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox

Still from the filmA special ‘reunion’ featuring a Q&A with actor James Fox and assistant director Patrick Cadell (subject to professional commitments). David Lean Foundation trustees Anthony Reeves and Sally Beard will also attend.

Still from the filmE.M. Forster’s novel of clashing cultures, set against the backdrop of the British Raj in the 1920s, is vividly brought to the screen in David Lean’s final triumph. It gained the most Academy Award nominations (11) of any Lean film, and Croydon-born Peggy Ashcroft won Best Supporting Actress. “A priceless work of vision, beauty and substance” (New York Times).

Still from the filmPlease note that the Arts Bar will be open before this screening, and will reopen briefly directly afterwards, in order to offer refreshments before the Q&A begins. Some patrons may wish to have lunch in the Clocktower Café earlier, and from 12 noon the options will include Indian dishes provided by manager Mariusz to complement the occasion!

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David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Saturday 13 October 2018

Show starts at 2.00 pm, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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SHIRAZ (U) – 1928 India/UK/Ger 105 min

Director: Franz Osten
Stars: Himansu Rai, Charu Roy, Seeta Devi

image from filmBased on the romance between 17th-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen, this epic silent movie retells the creation of one of the world’s most iconic structures: the Taj Mahal. image from filmAn international co-production shot entirely on location in India with an all-Indian cast, it features lavish costumes and gorgeous settings. image from filmShiraz, a humble potter’s son, follows his childhood sweetheart Selima to Agra when she’s kidnapped by slave traders and sold to the future emperor. This BFI restoration includes a score by Anoushka Shankar.

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David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 20 September 2018

Shows start at 2.30 and 7.30 pm, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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