Amit Dutta’s Cinematic Museum

September 3–10, 2017

Examining India’s contemporary artists and classical painters, Dutta’s process-oriented films attest to the ardor of art history.

  • Scenes From a Sketchbook

  • The Unknown Craftsman

  • Even Red Can Be Sad

  • Nainsukh

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Past Films

  • The Unknown Craftsman

    • Sunday, September 10 5 PM
    Amit Dutta
    India, 2017

    Sneak Preview!

    Dutta’s magical new film follows an eighth-century architect across the lower Himalayas in search of a temple site, a voyage that becomes a spiritual quest. With short The Future of Cinema.

  • Amit Dutta: Three Shorts on Indian Painting

    • Friday, September 8 4 PM

    Continuing the exploration begun in Nainsukh, three shorts—Gita Govinda, Field-Trip, and Scenes from a Sketchbook—see Dutta experimenting with radically different approaches to the master and his artistic descendants.

    Introduction by Robert Del Bontà

  • The Seventh Walk

    • Thursday, September 7 7 PM
    Amit Dutta
    India, 2013

    Dutta returns to northern India’s Kangra Valley to consider the region’s legends, folk tales, and rich visual arts through the creative process of the contemporary landscape painter Paramjit Singh. With Dutta’s dreamlike short To Be Continued.

    Introduction by Max Nelson

  • Nainsukh

    • Wednesday, September 6 7 PM

    Dutta painstakingly recreates the eighteenth-century artist Nainsukh’s brilliant miniature paintings through sumptuous compositions set amid palace ruins. With Museum of Imagination: A Portrait in Absentia, on the great art historian B. N. Goswamy.

    Introduction by Max Nelson

  • Even Red Can Be Sad

    • Sunday, September 3 5 PM
    Amit Dutta
    India, 2015

    An intricately mosaicked portrait of nonagenarian artist Ram Kumar at home and in the studio. With short Chitrashala, which brings to life a series of painted tableaus in a former palace.