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Johnny Gaddaar- Celebration of Cinema

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OUR MANIFESTO It’s been two weeks since the launch of our website. Our first issue was a basic introduction to different aspects of cinema in India. And we are routinely aiming to help or reach out to people who are not typically cinephile to inform about the diversity of cinema in India beyond Bollywood. Thank you everyone, those who are continually supporting us and giving us their valuable feedback. We encourage discussion and discovery and look forward to feedback on how to improve. We’ve decided to make our e-zine monthly, as this will give us time to think, write and reflect on issues on Indian and World Cinema of past and present. While the site will continue featuring latest Indian film reviews, Cinephile Meeting updates and articles on film education. One of the main issues that has come to our notice in the last couple of weeks is that people accuse us of not liking or “criticizing” Bollywood film too much. But…Folks, that’s what we are working here for and planning

Jai Ho: Whose Oscar is it anyway?

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Indian Auteur Tm Our Website/First Issue Delhi 6 Review Cinephile Meeting : Last Call FELICITATION! JAI HO! It took us 100 years to win two Oscars. Nevertheless its better to be late than never! We are finally proud of the Oscar kudos being brought back home by our AR Rahman, Gulzar and Mr. Pookutty. And, Yes! Yipee! Hurrah! Champagne, anyone? No one? This is a historic moment. This is history being written as you read. This is us, contained as footnotes in a grander scheme of things. Today is a day to be remembered. This is a day of pride for all of us Indians. After all, a British film took the Oscars home. By an old industry rule, Slumdog Millionaire, is a British film, written and directed by Britishers, and funded by British/American companies. So

Oscar Fever: Slumdog Debate and Vertov's Kino-eye

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Our Website/First Issue Cinephile Meeting: Last Call Pulp Fiction. Anuj writes... On the verge of Oscars, a perspective to the perspective which questions Slumdog Millionaire, as being a derogatory prostitution to the West, of the realities which no one apart from us has a right to show (and see). In the Slumdog debate, most of us, are the policemen. The cynics. We are the ones who cannot believe that a poor chaiwallah(tea seller) can win so much. It’s we who thus fault the film on what we assume is its incoherence with logic. The problem lies with us. Not the film. Read More More on Slumdog: Cinephile Meeting: Patna : Of Slumdog Lookout for Delhi 6 review tomorrow. And...Slumdog Millionaire is not an Indian film. Film Educ

Cinephile Meetings- Last Call

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Our Website/ First Issue " The meetings are open to all, and are conducted purely for the love of cinema" Topics : The Manifesto, State of Indian Cinema, Slumdog Millionaire Idea : To share joys of cinema, learn about the medium, interact and build a team to foster criticism, production and exhibition of films. All participation meeting will be published in the journal and further interaction will proceed on the site. For participation and details on venue and timing in any of the following city or if you want to organize on in your city. Please email : niteshrohit[a]indianauteur[.]com supria[a]indianauteur[.]com anuj[a]indianauteur[.]com Completed : Bloomington US, Mumbai, Digobi, Patna. Cinephile Meeting: Patna- Report Ongoing: Feb 19th - Dharwad, Karnataka. Venue:- UAS, Dharwad Campus Time: 5pm Representative- Jagriti. Feb 22nd - New Delhi Venue- Cafe Turtle, Khan

Indian Auteur.com- Updates

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“They were all students who started this magazine,” Ciment explained of Positif’s earliest days. “The characteristic of it was amateurism, not in the bad sense of the word, but in the good sense of ‘to love.’ People who loved movies…. Michel Ciment, editor Postif Website updates : The basic philosophy of our first issue was to give an overview on different aspects of cinema in India and the world. And this is something we plan to continue. Before more in-depth topics are covered at large. The Iranian Film Festival ended in a high with Majid Majid Baduk, a movie that left everyone sitting in the screening hall wanting more of Iranian films. A full report on the event will soon be coming on the site. 1) AIESIC+ Us- We've tied up with AIESIC to spread the awareness, information on cinema across the country. We are hoping that in coming months with the largest youth organization, we will be able to reach out to maximum young- school and college going students and spread an

The Indian Auteur website launches.

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OUR MANIFESTO FINALLY…persistence paid. Days of dilemmas, confusion, indecision, uncertainty, and countless embarrassed postponements later, the group managed to strike the first death knell finally, as it launched(the beta version) of its own website, www. indianauteur.com , in the wee hours of the morning, on 12th Feb 2009. The inaugural issue features reviews, the much-read Delhi Manifesto, details of upcoming events by the group, and the various extensive, and exhaustive features on various topics related to the state of Indian cinema. The issue also touches upon an unique topic of Film Education to inform and help Indian readers get acquainted with different styles, forms of cinema and film criticism. Harrytuttle, French cinephile author of Screenville talks about Truffuat and his manifesto in the first issue. The group held a little party to commemorate a sort of an official announcement of the launch, on

Cine Darbaar- Cinephile Meeting-1

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" The Questioning begins. Now" OUR MANIFESTO Topics : The Manifesto, State of Indian Cinema, Slumdog Millionaire Idea : To share joys of cinema, learn about the medium, interact and build a team to foster criticism, production and exhibition of films. All participation meeting will be published in the journal and further interaction will proceed on the site. For participation and details on venue and timing in any of the following city or if you want to organize on in your city. Please email : niteshrohit[a]indianauteur[.]com supria[a]indianauteur[.]com anuj[a]indianauteur[.]com Or You can directly mail the representative of the respective city for venue and timings. - more details to follow soon. Open to all. LISTING Feb 5th - Bloomington, IN, US Venue: Bloomington Time: 5pm Representative: Kshitiz Anand. Contact: ksh.anand[a]indianauteur[.]com Feb 12th : Digboi, Assam Venue: Dr Debashish Home. Time: 6pm Representative: Indranil Kashyap Cont