The River (1951), NR
The River (1951), © Janus Films
- 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
- Jean Renoir
Director Jean Renoir’s entrancing first color feature—shot entirely on location in India—is a visual tour de force. The film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the Bengal river, around which their daily lives unfold. The River gracefully explores the fragile connections between transitory emotions and everlasting creation. The film is based on the novel The River by Rumer Godden, published in 1946.
- Free with admission
Tours & Talks:
During the 19th century, art schools opened in India with the aim of training new generations of craftsmen to preserve traditional forms of craft while revitalizing them to appeal to the tastes of new customers in India and abroad. Explore the products of these schools in the exhibition In Search of New Markets: Craft Traditions in Nineteenth-Century India. MORE INFO