Habitat Film Club


The Habitat Film Club was started in March 2000. A Member of the Federation of Film Societies of India, Habitat Film Club promises film buffs a rich fare of meaningful and entertaining films from across the world, Masterclasses and interactive sessions with Directors, Producers, Actors, Retrospectives and much more. Members are exposed to the wealth and variety of cinema - from the early classics to the works of the new filmmakers as well as refreshing departures in mainstream cinema. It also aims to facilitate for members insights into the history of cinema and awareness on contemporary trends. The film club's two standalone annual festivals, namely Habitat International Film Festival in March celebrating critically acclaimed International Cinema, and Habitat Film Festival in May showcasing award winning Pan Indian Cinema, have become indispensable forums for film lovers in the city.

MEMBERSHIP TO HABITAT FILM CLUB IS CLOSED TILL FURTHER NOTICE.

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Films This Month!

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    FILM - Purusha And Prakriti (2023/English/52 mins). Dir. Nisha Mahajan. The film showcases a dance production designed to create awareness about the role of Yoga in helping one achieve excellence in physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Screening followed by QnA with filmmaker.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - City Symphonies (2022/English/60 mins. Dir. Subha Das Mollick. Prod. Films Division. In the late eighteenth century, Calcutta witnessed an efflorescence of musical experimentations. In the white town, memsahebs took keen interest in the music they heard at the nautch parties and transcribed the songs in western staff notation. They played these ghazals and tuppahs on their harpsichords. The new music acquired a new name – Hindustani Air. In the black town, Nidhu Babu composed tuppahs in Bengali and the kobis locked themselves in battles of musical wit. Keertans and Shyama Sangeet drifted from the temples and rent the evening air. There was music for every ear and every soul. Musicians and music scholars in Kolkata and London bring alive the lost era with their soulful renditions and scholarly comments. Screening will be followed by a conversation between Subha Das Mollick, director, and Anugyan Nag, author, teacher and film scholar. Moderator: Dipankar De Sarkar, journalist.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Restored Classics. Bees Saal Baad (1962/Hindi/158 mins). Dir. Biren Nag. Cast: Biswajeet Chatterjee, Waheeda Rehman and Manmohan Krishna. Featuring a widely loved soundtrack by Hemant Kumar, the supernatural mystery is set in a zamindari household where a young man, Kumar (Biswajeet Chatterjee), is haunted by the sounds of a woman in distress. Collab. NFDC.
    Awards: Winner, Best Playback Singer (Lata Mangeshkar), Filmfare Awards 1963; Nominee, Best Music Director, (Hemanta Mukherjee), Filmfare Awards 1963.

    Venue : Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM & TALK - Sthal/ A Match (2023/Marathi with English subs/104 mins) Dir. Jayant Digambar Somalkar. It explores the tradition of arranged marriage in rural India, where a girl's marriage overshadows the very sustenance of life. Narrated from the perspective of a young girl, Savita, it highlights the patriarchy rooted in society. Collab. Express Film Club. Screening followed by a discussion with Shubhra Gupta, Film critic, Indian Express. Entry through prior online registrations for IHC Members only.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Saving the Wild (2016/Docu/English and Assamese (with English subtitles)/25 mins) Dir. Rita Banerji. Winner of four awards, this film captures the challenges faced by the team of wildlife rehabilitators at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), operating in one of India’s prime wildlife habitats – Kaziranga, Assam. From Poachers' Paradise to Ecotourism Hotspot (2017/Docu/English and Odia (with English subtitles)/15 mins). Poaching was once rife in Mangalajodi, near Chilika Lake, which hosts a myriad of migratory birds each year. While outlining the process of setting up the community-driven Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust (MET), this short film explores a possible balance between livelihoods and conservation.Collab. Global Wildlife Fair, Wildlife Trust of India, Dusty Foot Productions, PSBT India and UNDP India.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - No City for Women (2023/ English & Hindi with English subs/94 mins/). Dir. & Prod. Rangan Chakravarty. Gurgaon, India's Millennium City, promises many opportunities - but, for women, it also poses specific challenges. Through women's personal narratives, the film explores their experiences of living and working in Gurgaon and illuminates the gendered nature of urban Indian life. Followed by a discussion with the film team. Collab. Kriti Film Club.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM & THEATRE - NT Live Broadcast. Dear England (English /150 mins with interval) Wri. James Graham. Dir. Rupert Goold. Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) plays Gareth Southgate in James Graham’s (Best of Enemies) gripping examination of nation and game. The country that gave the world football has since delivered a painful pattern of loss. Why can’t England’s men win at their own game?Tickets at Rs.500, Rs.350 & Rs.250 are available online on bookmyshow.com and at the Habitat Programmes desk.

    Venue : Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm