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Court - Film Screening
Thu 23 March 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
The Neighbourhood Film Project and Bradford UNESCO City of Film present - Court (2014) (PG)
Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals, Chaitanya Tamhane's Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the "people's poet," is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker to commit suicide. His trial is a ridiculous and harrowing display of institutional incompetence, with endless procedural delays, coached witnesses for the prosecution, and obsessive privileging of arcane colonial law over reason and mercy.
Watch this film in the stunning surroundings of the Victorian Court room in City Hall, Bradford