Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. (imdb)
“It’s a BIG WORLD After All…”
16mm arthouse/foreign film series to launch in January at
UFO Factory (Detroit)
UFO Factory to screen biweekly on Thursdays starting Jan. 26;
Arthouse film distributor Big World Pictures will present all selections on glorious 16mm film, screened on two portable Eiki 16mm projectors salvaged from crumbling institutions. Prints will be drawn from private collectors, and rights cleared by US distributors.
The inaugural schedule, to screen from January through March, includes six titles from the United States and France, drawn from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, and ’80s; ranging from indies to classics; from Jean-Luc Godard to Charles Burnett, Chris Marker to Jim Jarmusch. (see detailed schedule below)
Jan. 26 Killer of Sheep (dir. Charles Burnett, 1977) at UFO Factory
Feb. 2 Down By Law (dir. Jim Jarmusch, 1986) at UFO Factory
Feb. 23 Sans Soleil/La Jetée (dir. Chris Marker, 1983/1962)
Mar. 9 Breathless (dir. Jean-Luc Godard, 1960) at UFO Factory
Mar. 23 Pather Panchali (dir. Satyajit Ray, 1955) at UFO Factory
All films will screen at 7pm, and are free and open to the public, with donations accepted to help defray any outstanding expenses.
Big World Pictures has mounted a crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo, seeking $5,000 with which to fully fund the entire six-month series. Please visit https://igg.me/at/bigworldpix
In its second phase (April-June), “It’s a BIG WORLD After All…” will present films from farther afield, offering work from Italy to Vietnam to the USSR and various points in between.
For more information and press materials, please see: http://www.bigworldpictures.org/
Director/Programmer of Acquisitions
Big World Pictures