• Autobiography of a Princess

Curator's Circle: Film to Table with James Ivory

Open to Curator's Circle members at the $2,500 level and above.

Please join us for a remarkable afternoon and evening with the renowned filmmaker James Ivory (whose most recent accolade was winning an Oscar in 2018 for best adapted screenplay for Call Me by Your Name). Starting at 3:10 PM, Ivory will introduce a screening of three early works, including Autobiography of a Princess (UK, 1975) and two short films, The Sword and the Flute  (US,1959) and The Creation of Woman (US, 1960). Following the screenings, Ajay Gehlawat will join Ivory in conversation. Gehlawat is a professor of theater and film at Sonoma State University and author of several studies on Indian cinema, including Twenty-First Century Bollywood


After the public program, Curator's Circle members along with Ivory, Gehlawat, film series sponsor Graeme Vanderstoel, and Associate Film Curator Kate MacKay will move to BAMPFA's Babette Cafe for a four-course dinner with wine pairing prepared and served by chefs Joan Ellis and Patrick Hooker. 




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Not a current Curator's Circle member or wanting to upgrade? We would be happy to help. Please contact Jennifer Sime at 510-643-9632 or jlsime@berkeley.edu.


This screening is part of two concurrent BAMPFA series that focus on the early films of producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory—the first looks at films about, or based in, India, and the other explores writing for the cinema