PVR cinemas is slated to release three documentaries under the banner
of Director's Rare. The documentaries are - Fire In Babylon on 21
September, Bom / One Day Ahead Of Democracy to on 9 November and
Celluloid Man sometime in December.
along PVR Cinemas has been releasing independent feature films under
Director's Rare brand but this is the first time that documentary
features are being released under the banner.
Head of PVR Director's Rare Shiladitya Bora, "We at PVR Cinemas
believe that there is a space for all kinds of cinema. We have already
pushed the envelope by giving mainstream exhibition to indie content.
Now we want to take a step forward and treat our audiences with
some exceptional documentaries which deserve to be seen.
the coming weeks we will be releasing some award winning Indian
as well as international documentaries under PVR Director's Rare
banner," he adds.
In Babylon, by Steven Riley charts the ascendancy of the West
Indies cricket team throughout the late '70s and '80s. The film
strikes a defiant blow at the forces of the apartheid world, through
a game previously reserved for the privileged elite. The film
was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Best Documentary
and was a joint-winner of the UNESCO Award at the Jamaica Reggae
Film Festival 2011.
in a remote village of Malana in the Himalayas Bom / One Day Ahead
Of Democracy by Amlan Datta depicts the invasion of modern democracy
in this land of harmony, peace and unity, resulting in the destruction
of the latter.
Man: A Film On P.K. Nair by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur honours
the contribution of P K Nair to disseminate film culture in India.
Nair was the founder-director of the National Film Archive of
India (NFAI), Pune. His efforts have resulted in a coveted collection
of 12,000 films at the NFAI from the start up of 124 films.