CinePlay Festival 2015 Act 1 Commences This Weekend!

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Mumbai:  Following through on the promise of presenting a new genre of cinema adapted from the best in Indian theatre to a larger audience, CinePlay has teamed up with the Matterden Center For Creation (CFC) to celebrate the anniversary of its first release. CinePlays will be regularly exhibited at the latter’s newly-renovated 480 seat theatre in Lower Parel.

Matterden CFC is India’s first international film center and aims to provide an opportunity for Indian audiences to experience alternative content unlike none other.

This association, the CinePlay Festival Act 1, will set the stage for the first theatrical release of CinePlays beginning on Friday 27th February 2015, with the critically acclaimed CinePlay Between the Lines. It features Nandita Das and her husband and founder of CinePlay, Subodh Maskara, and has had incredibly successful screenings both in India as well as internationally, recently enthralling audiences at Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in New York and Yale University.

CinePlay’s current catalogue features some of the most exalted theatre productions in India such as Mohan Rakesh’s Adhe Adhure and Mahesh Dattani’s Dance Like A Man, starring some of India’s leading theatre personalities including Lillete Dubey, Mohan Agashe, Vijay Crishna, Ira Dubey, and Suchitra Pillai.

CinePlay Festival’15 Act 1

Day

Date

Time

Title

Friday

27th February, 2015

6:00PM

Between The Lines (78mins)

Saturday

28th February, 2015

9:15PM

The Job (82mins)

Sunday

1st March, 2015

5:45PM

Bombay Talkies (77mins)

Friday

6th March, 2015

(HOLI)

8:00PM

Dance Like A Man (105mins)

Saturday

7th March, 2015

9:15PM

AdheAdhure (100mins)

Sunday

8th March, 2015 (INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY)

5:45PM

Between The Lines (78mins)

Friday

13th March, 2015

8:00PM

AdheAdhure (100mins)

Saturday

14th March, 2015

9:15PM

Dance Like A Man (105mins)

Sunday

15th March, 2015

5:45PM

The Job (82mins)

Friday

20th March, 2015

8:00PM

Bombay Talkies (77mins)

Saturday

21st March, 2015

8:00PM

Hasmukh Saab Ki Wasihat  (76mins)

Sunday

22nd March, 2015

6:30PM

Some Times (82mins)

“The coming together of Matterden and CinePlay is the beginning of a new chapter in this exciting journey of creating a new genre of entertainment,” said CinePlay, CEO and founder, Subodh Maskara.

Actress and co-founder of CinePlay, Nandita Das added, “When I started writing Between the Lines, I had no idea that it would inspire Subodh to create this unique format of CinePlay. It has been a personal dream to have a theatre dedicated to quality cinema and Matterden sure promises that.”

Founder of Matterden CFC, Pranav Asher, remarked, “Matterden CFC is a modern day cultural centre, with a focus on path breaking creatives and concepts. CinePlay has set an extremely high creative benchmark for alternative entertainment and it is definitely something we want the audiences to enjoy.” 

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