Event Date and Time:
September 26, 2012
Dept of Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater
721 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Between State and Capital: Some Genealogies of the "New Bollywood" Cinema
This presentation will attempt to trace some of the genealogies of "New Bollywood" cinema by looking at the shifting relations between the Mumbai film industry and the postcolonial Indian state of the 1970s. It will explore - in particular - the significance of state-sponsored training and research initiatives like the FTII and NFAI in producing a new body politic and image archive for the popular cinema.
Sangita Gopal is Associate Professor of English and Cinema Studies at the University of Oregon. She is the author of Conjugations: Marriage and Form in New Bollywood Cinema (Chicago, 2011) and co-editor of Global Bollywood: Travels of Hindi Film Music (Minnesota, 2008).
Co-sponsored by NYU's Institute for Public Knowledge, and the Postcolonial Studies Project in NYU's Department of English.
This event is free and open to the public.
Seating is limited and is available first-come, first-seated.