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art and culture Updated: Jan 24, 2012 18:34 IST

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I heart New York

Honouring the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Centre disaster, the American Centre celebrates New York’s enduring spirit through films. On The Town (1949) starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra is about three sailors in NY looking for romance.

Annie Hall (1977) is a classic Woody Allen about a neurotic comedian falling in love. Coming to America (1988) has Eddie Murphy as an African prince looking for a bride in the city.

Six Degrees of Separation (1993) is a drama about two art dealers and their interaction with their son’s friend.

Sep 10-11, American Center, 24, KG Marg, 23472000

Film treat for the buffs

For a fortnight of entertainment and learning, head for PSBT’s eleventh annual Open Frame Film Festival & Forum of documentary films, workshops and discussions. The films provide a forum for understanding the politics of religion in India, celebrating the sexuality of those with disabilities to debating India’s neo-liberal development paradigm.

There will also be workshops on documentary film appreciation and workshops on filmmaking for amateur filmmakers.

Sep 9-17, IIC, 40, Max Mueller Marg, 41826115

History gets a twist

Get ready for an evening of laughter, wit, and a trip down memory lane. Ashvin Gidvani presents History of India: VIRitten with stand-up comic Vir Das, whose wry humour should leave you in good spirits. Apart from receiving rave reviews, the show’s success has seen it become apparently the highest grossing Indian comedy production.

And to prove that Indian history is not that boring, Das’s parody about India’s ‘rich history’, will ‘enlighten’ the audiences about the cradle of civilisation in Harappa, the freedom struggle to Obama’s recent visit.

September 11, 7:30pm, Siri Fort Auditorium, 1, August Kranti Marg. Call 39895050 or log on to www.bookmyshow.com for tickets

For the ‘common’ good

When the aam aadmi’s frustration with blatant corruption and insolence in the society reaches its saturation point, he’ll go to any extent to teach the culprits a lesson.

This forms the basic premise of the play Chala Musaddi Hero Banane, a satire that tries to prepare the audience for agitation by highlighting the double standards that exist in our society.

Presented by Indu Art Theater & Film Society, the play has been directed by Yasin Khan.

Sep 11, 7.30pm, Alliance Francaise, 72, Lodhi Estate, 43500200

Eat

Sole for the soul?

In the mood for some Italian sea food? A fresh water sole and ocean salmon carpaccio with rocket salad, a Lobster bisque or a seafood paella with red peppers, white wine? Head to Sartoria which is hosting an Italian sea food festival.

Look out for specials such as an oven baked salmon with pistachio and honey crushed, served with spaghetti on the menu.

On till Sep 25, Sartoria — Italian Cuisine, 18 A, Basant Lok Vasant Vihar, 9871154499

Also playing

A three-day unique art event in its 3rd edition that comes to NCR in the last week of September promises to draw participation from as many as 100 artists, and display over 1000 artworks. With activities such as art appreciation, painting competition for children and a live session of portrait paintings, the event claims to go beyond just buying and selling art.

The focus this year is on ‘art out of waste’. Material which would otherwise end up in the dust-bin has been put to better use by some of the most creative minds. The show will have an art book café to browse around in and some cultural performances.

Besides that, a selection of photographs will be displayed and the interested ones can also participate in an photography workshop.

September 23-25, Epicentre, Gurgaon, 0124-2715000

Out and about in the wild

Corporate honcho Sumantra Banerjee displays his artistic side this week with his self-titled photo exhibition: Through The Eyes of Sumantra Banerjee.

Banerjee — a widely travelled wildlife photographer — if not found at work, is busy “capturing nature and game in Africa or clicking frames in the remote snowbound North Pole.”

The work on display covers landscape, wildlife, nature and architecture across the North Pole, USA, India, Patagonia (South America), Australia, Europe, East and South Africa.

Sep 10-15, Gallery Seven Art Limited, M-44/2, Souterrain, M-block mkt, Greater Kailash-II, 9871355560, sevenartlimited@gmail.com

Open house comes to delhi

Project Jan-Path — the brainchild of architect Rajat Sodhi and curator Reha Sodhi — is an attempt to introduce the open house format in India where “art and design are presented in an untailored setting of a domestic space”.

The concept — known as Door Open Days that started in France in the 80s and later spread to Europe — is about providing free access to buildings not usually open to public.

Here, the brother-sister duo have christened their home as The Brick House where currently the works of artists Prashast Gautam Kachru and Daliborka Obradovic are on display.

On till Sep 17, The Brick House, C-48 Panchsheel Enclave. For details write to info@jan-path.com

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