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American Center in collaboration with Cinedarbaar aims to celebrate creative works of women through leading actresses and directors that have contributed to the American Cinema successfully and have charmed the audience world over with their exceptional talents. The 3 day festival from 27 – 29 March will showcase 5 movies at the American Center Auditorium (basement level) 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg.

‘Women's History Month Film Festival' will open with A Woman under the Influence byJohn Cassavetes. Each day the film showcase will be followed by an interactive session and an interesting quiz with exciting prizes. Do not miss out for an interesting session on the first day, about the relationship between the husband and wife duo of Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes and their collaboration over 10 films. As a takeaway, the visitors will get informative handouts acknowledging the exceptional works of the women directors and actresses.

The festival will focus on auteur and actresses by showcasing their films which have been critically acclaimed & won several awards. The powerful performance by Gena Rowlands in A Woman under the Influence is often acclaimed as the finest performance by any actress ever committed to the big screen. Similarly Faye Dunaway in 1977 won the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in the movie Network.  She turned this incredibly difficult character into gold. Other contemporary actresses like Scarlett Johansson have worked with some of the finest directors and their performances have been critically acclaimed like in the Ghost World.

Hollywood has seen some of the big box office hits by the women directors whose movies will be a part of the film festival. Martha Coolidge has proved to be one of Hollywood’s most successful commercial director. With Real Genius an incredibly humorous and wonderful film, she has proved her talent yet again. Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman in Oscar history to win the Best Director award in 2010. However, her earlier work features some stunning films that showcase a brilliant visionary style, and no other movie reflects that better than Strange Days. It was nominated for several Saturn Awards including Best Science Fiction Film with Bigelow winning for Best Director.

The entry to the festival is free and is on first come first serve basis. Entry is open for general public but by invitation only. E-mail to info.cinedarbaar@gmail.com or collect passes from the American Center. And yes, carry a valid photo ID to enter and an e-invite (poster’s print copy).

WHEN: 27 to 29 March
WHERE: American Center Auditorium (basement level)
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