Recent Films of Amit Dutta

April 30–August 31, 2021

Indian filmmaker and writer Amit Dutta has created his own distinctive cinema through deep explorations of India’s artistic, literary, and cultural traditions. We present the premiere of a portrait of Krishna Baldev Vaid, along with other recent work and the landmark Nainsukh.

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  • Wittgenstein Plays Chess with Marcel Duchamp, or How Not to Do Philosophy

  • Notes on Guler

  • Nainsukh

  • If I go, where do I go?

  • Drawn from Dreams

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  • If I go, where do I go?

    Amit Dutta
    India, 2021

    Streaming Premiere!

    At ninety-one, Krishna Baldev Vaid (1927–2020), a pioneer of Hindi experimental writing living in New York, feels at a loss for words. Yet he is eager to access the “dance of language,” to which he has devoted his life. With shorts The Scent of Earth and Ten Questions from a Critic.

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  • Nainsukh

    Amit Dutta
    India, Switzerland, 2010

    Dutta painstakingly recreates the eighteenth-century artist Nainsukh’s brilliant miniature paintings through sumptuous compositions set amid palace ruins.

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  • Notes on Guler and Two Short Films

    Amit Dutta
    India, 2019

    For Dutta, the principality of Guler, with its long history of artistic expression, “became a laboratory that I went back to again and again, engaging with various aspects each time.” Plus two shorts that further explore the cultural history of the Western Himalayas.

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  • Surface and Depth: Recent Short Films by Amit Dutta


    This program highlights the range of Amit Dutta’s recent explorations, reflecting his engagement with India’s art and artists—and through them, its myths and legends—as well as an ancient playwright and two modern thinkers.

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