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art-and-culture Updated: Sep 17, 2010 23:19 IST
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This weekend the American Centre hosts the Road to Classicity film festival in collaboration with Cine Darbaar and Penguin.

Start your Saturday by breaking bread with Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Based on a novella by Truman Capote, it is the story of writer Paul Varjak, who moves into a New York apartment and becomes intrigued by his pretty, quirky neighbour Holly Golightly (Hepburn). If this whets your appetite, gorge on Gregory Peck’s portrayal of lawyer Atticus Finch defending a black man accused of rape in To Kill a Mocking Bird, an adaptation of

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer winning novel. And if you want to know where the thespian Jack Nicholson first won his spurs, don’t miss One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

The excitement continues into Sunday with There Will be Blood toplining Daniel Day Lewis, the story of greed, religion and oil, based on a novel by Upton Sinclair and Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence.

Road to classicity
September 18 and 19. The American Centre, 24, Kasturba Gandhi Marg. Entry free.