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Lunch Matters

The museum's lunchtime screenings of short documentaries followed by moderated discussions. Visitors are welcome to bring their lunch from the museum café into the theater for this program.

Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
$15 / Free for Rubin Museum Members

Now Playing: Health, Wealth & Happiness

Through August 27, 2014

This series takes a look back at filmed discussions from previous years in the Rubin’s Happy Talk series exploring states of happiness. Each film is followed by a moderated discussion session with the audience. Presented in association with the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science.

Coming Soon

Phantom India

September 3 - October 15, 2014

The 1969 documentary Phantom India is Louis Malle’s seven-part portrait of India. It serves as an investigation into the country’s sociopolitical landscape, traditions, and people, as well as a furthering Malle’s self-discovery as a non-fiction filmmaker.

Phantom India: The Impossible Camera

Wednesday September 3, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

Price: $15.00

1969, India, Louis Malle, 54 min 

This first episode of Louis Malle's seminal documentary on India opens with glimpses of "westernized" Indian residents who demonstrate extreme influence by modern philosophical and political concepts such as communism. Post-screening discussion with Arvind Rajagopal.  

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Phantom India: Things Seen in Madras

Wednesday September 10, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

Price: $15.00

1969, India, Louis Malle, 54 min.

The second episode of Phantom India, Louis Malle's seminal cinema direct documentary on Indian society, compiles much of the footage shot by Malle and his crew during their time in Madras. Post-screening discussion with Aparna Frank

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Phantom India: The Indian and the Sacred

Wednesday September 17, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

Price: $15.00

1969, India, Louis Malle, 52 min.

This third episode of Phantom India explores the contradictions and paradoxes of Indian religion. Post-screening discussion with Paula Chakravartty

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Phantom India: Dream and Reality

Wednesday September 24, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

Price: $15.00

1969, India, Louis Malle, 51 min.

This fourth episode is grounded in the notion that time - in the western sense - does not exist for Indian men and women. Post-screening discussion with Richard Allen.

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Phantom India: Look at Castes

Wednesday October 1, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

Price: $15.00

1969, India, Louis Malle, 51 min.

This fifth episode explores the rigid Indian caste system. Malle details the various levels of caste that actually - as he reminds his audience - break down into thousands of smaller subdivisions. Post-screening discussion with Vyjayanthi Rao.

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Phantom India: On the Fringes of Indian Society

Wednesday October 8, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

Price: $15.00

1969, India, Louis Malle, 52 min.

This sixth episode charts the subcultural behaviors and customs of numerous Indian minority groups. Post-screening discussion with Manu Goswami.

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Phantom India: Bombay

Wednesday October 15, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

Price: $15.00

1969, India, Louis Malle, 52 min.

In the concluding, seventh episode, Louis Malle, Jean-Claude Laureux and Etienne Becker reach one of India's most populous cities - that of Bombay - and chart the many colorful facets of this metropolis with their cameras. Post-screening discussion with Ravi Kalia.

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