Thursday, March 3, 2016

Profile of Chitralekha. with MF Thomas.

Profile of Chitralekha. with MF Thomas.(notes)




Profile of    Chitralekha, TVM


Questions:

1.       When was   Chitralekha established and who were initial team and their   involvement with films?
1965-adoor—G Ramachandran , ( Gandhigram) Kumaran KP, Karamana, Gopi…Kulathoor….initial team…..

2.       How was the first 10 yrs in terms of   membership numbers and funding…(membership fee etc..)
50-70 membership… Pasolini film only 4  people….Adoor  operated the 16 mm films…Cuban fims..Thomas  Alea….   Time  review  of this after 2 yrs…..Passion of Joan of Arch –Adoor read the  French translation… involved reading…..brochure  making….after a preview…..Czhech, Hungarian festival…impact..Souvenir----on films…. Important words like –glossary film terms…..Chitralekha  published… “road  to victory “ Chinese film…Tagore theatre…. Police  was screening…..the audience…..72…..thrilling experience…

Czech films…Jiri Manzil--- “closely observed trains””…nudity…..big attraction…. A blond’s love…..Milos Forman….

Not shown Indian films…. FFC film package in   Pattom Kalpana…

3.       TVM  had too many FS and how did  Chitralekha establish a place for itself  among the many FSs here?
Chitralekha—has an academic  following as far as films were concerned. Dr KN Raj…Saroj Nambiar,,KPP Nambiar, Padmarajan…. Influencers of Kerala art and culture….MAU Menon---artist…..(surya emblem)Aravindan…..Highest  cultural   ……people…Architect—Shanker…..National..international outllook people of TVM….


4.       What was the highest membership and when and also what was the lowest membership and when? The current membership and activity levels—screenings per month, quarter, festivals etc… ( Can I get initial members, membership after a decade and  membership now?)
Adoor---Kulathoor GS—MF Thomas…..


5.       How are you coping with the increasing technological changes, projection, hall charges, film format etc …and also availability of films?
Adoor and Kulathoor split…pillar of support…gone….

6.       Has the hay days of film societies ended, your experience and is so what hold for the future of this movement?
Old format is over…..Banner ---suci----cultural wing…..started film society associated-----MF Thomas……fIlca---  one or two shows with   discussion-----but membership  7-8….Aryanad  theatre…..festival  for  lack of theatre….8-10 people….

Banner---film society—over 70……about 140 members….Banned films festival….KP KUmaran’s talk….Sunday---4 films from 9.30 am onwards…. Selection by  ( Director’s choice) Adoor, critics…etc…..Sunny Josephs camp…..short film making   --camp….Idea cellular  ---senior person…. So good promotions….good package….modern promotions….Connosiurer’s approach….

7.       How do you see FS in TVM…. by 2022?
Promotion—use of new technological,,,packages  ….will take it forward…. Activism in the field…..

8.       Is there any one intervention   which can salvage the situation for the FS?
Promotions—and packages can Save it….
9.       Has the FS in  TVM supported and made a space for the film makers like Adoor, Aravindan and  Shaji..TV Chandran..
Small gtoups have become their basic audience…Not cultural event any more…

10.   Does the govnt has any role  in FS and good films movement?
Active….not…..but passive….Achuta menon—peoject for  Tagore theatre and then he himself was there to see films…
11.   Kindly sent me the  President and  GS of the CFS  and their profiles please.






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