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Riding to the movies

entertainment Updated: Mar 04, 2011 22:30 IST
Shalini Singh
Shalini Singh
Hindustan Times
PVR cinemas

Nostalgia in good doses always makes for a perfect weekend date. Throw in a few mean machines and some mean men on two wheels and you have a certified hit idea. PVR cinemas in association with Harley Davidson motorcycles are hosting this movie festival that ends on Sunday.

Some of the classics playing this weekend are The Wild One (starring Marlon Brando — an outlaw biker film that deals with two rival motorcycle gangs that terrorise a small town in protest after their leaders are thrown in jail), the cult movie The Motorcycle Diaries (a biopic based on the memoir of the journey of the iconic Marxist revolutionary, Che Guevera), and Easy Rider (a road movie starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, that tells a story of two bikers who are on the road to freedom).

5th March- The Wild One at PVR Premiere, Select City Walk; The Motorcycle Diaries at PVR Premiere, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon.

6th March- Easy Rider at PVR Premiere, Select City Walk and PVR Premiere, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon, 8 pm onwards

Pop and the easel

Hailing from Taranto, a coastal city of southern Italy, 34-year-old artist David Cesaria spent five months in Mumbai and found his inspiration in our very own Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan thus creating an installation of dolls with SRK’s face atop Spiderman’s body and Big B’s atop Superman’s.

“The idea came from heroes being the new superheroes of today,” explains Zanti, the curator who has brought young Italian artists’ work such as Cesaria’s for the first time to India. After travelling to Mumbai and Kolkata last month, the 26 artists will make their final stop in Delhi. Explaining the idea behind this curatorial project, which is titled Dadaumpop, Zanti says the idea was to explore the origins of pop culture and examine elements of new pop art, which has its roots in Dada or ‘anti-art’ — the cultural movement that began with World War I.

Venue: Lalit Kala Akademi, Feroze Shah Road, March 5 to 11; 11 am to 7 pm