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Nandita Raman: Cinema Play House

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 12 a.m., Main Galleries

Between 2006 and 2009, Nandita Raman traveled throughout India creating Cinema Play House, a series of photographs depicting the country’s slowly disappearing single-screen theaters. Raman, whose family once owned one such theater in Varanasi, India, focuses her lens on the architectural anomalies that set these spaces apart from the larger multiplex theaters that currently threaten their existence.

Also on view: Stories of Indian Cinema: Abandoned and Rescued, which tells the story of the George Eastman Museum's recently acquired collection of contemporary Indian cinema.

Lead sponsorship funding for Stories of Indian Cinema generously provided by Nita Genova

Mobile Audio Tour

Cinema Play House Playlist

These songs were selected by Nandita Raman, with the help of Shrinkhla Agrawal, to provide background music for the exhibition, and include classic songs from Bollywood films.

You can listen to the playlist on this page, or can access it through Spotify.