The Music Room

Satyajit Ray’s film is as complex and beguiling as the luxe palace interiors of its setting and Indian classical music of its showcase scenes. Chhabi Biswas plays an indolent aristocrat whose grand style and love of connoisseur concerts have helped erode his dwindling riches. A family tragedy further saps him, but the airs of a new-money neighbor fuel him to host a last lavish recital. An early Ray masterpiece that serves up both a sensual and intellectual feast. -LG

Saturday,July 2 11:30am;
Monday, July 4 7pm.

1958 Satyajit Ray 1.33:1 B&W DCP 95 min. In Bengali with English subtitles.