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CANCELLED – Meet-and-Greet w/Adoor Gopalakrishnan
April 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
**Unfortunately all Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s UWM events scheduled for April 1-4 have been cancelled due to the campus-wide response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Sorry, folks! Wash your hands, stay healthy!**
Acclaimed Indian filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan returns to UWM and the university’s Adoor Goplalakrishnan Archive and Research Fund, which is the official home of his award-winning film collection. Join C21 in welcoming Gopalakrishnan for a meet-and-greet as part of his visit to UWM.
Gopalakrishnan is one of the leading figures in the New Indian cinema movement (also called parallel cinema), which utilizes a realistic style to talk about social issues. Throughout his long career, Gopalakrishnan made both narrative films and documentaries. His first film, Swayamvaram (1972; “One’s Own Choice”), won him the National Award for best film, an award which he won for several other subsequent films.
Coffee and tea will be provided. Bring your curiosity about filmmaking, Indian cinema, and global media!
Union Cinema is also hosting a screening of Gopalakrishnan’s films on April 4: details here.