BFI and British Council Shakespeare on Film

BFI and British Council Shakespeare on Film

Details
Genre:Film Screening
Language:English
Presented By:BFI & British Council
Location:Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield, Bangalore, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560066, India
Event Date & Time
Sat-18-Jun | 07:00 PM

As the world celebrates Shakespeare's 400th death anniversary, the BFI, the British Council and Ian McKellen unveiled BFI Present Shakespeare on Film in India. 

To launch Shakespeare on Film series in India, a collection of films inspired by acts of Shakespeare, award-winning actor and writer Sir Ian McKellen came to Mumbai to present and discuss Shakespeare on Film, in collaboration with Mumbai Academy of Moving Image Film Club & the National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai.

The British Film Institute (BFI) was founded in 1933. It is a charity governed by a Royal Charter. They combine cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals.

Jagriti

Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances, with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings, and an attached restaurant- 'The Fat Chef'. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.

The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry. 

The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.

Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.