On Saturday, April 30, at 6 p.m. Assistant Professor of Theater and Film Ajay Gehlawat will give an introduction to a Bollywood film to be shown at International House Davis, 10 College Park, Davis.

The film is “Journey of a Woman” in Hindi with English subtitles. Gehlawat is the author “Reframing Bollywood: Theories of Popular Hindi Cinema” published in 2010.

“Bollywood has become a catchword today yet in this eara of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘Monsoon Wedding’ but a key question remains: What is Bollywood? Is it just one thing? Does it refer to a film style, a national cinema, a global phenomenon or all three? The shifting role of the woman in these films becomes and interesting way of examining these changes,” he added.

The event is free and the public is invited.

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