Saturday, June 10

RSJ Pubrockfest

(Apologies for the delay in posting this. But the rest of the gigs should be fun. I'm particularly looking forward to Skinny Alley at Soho on the 15th, TAAQ on the 18th and Zero on 25th. No confirmation of timings, so will post as soon as I find out)

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This June, gear up for some rocking action as some of India's finest bands get set to invade Delhi spread over 8 pubs and 9 gigs...

Here then is the schedule for the fest:

    June 4 - Climax - Cassini's Division (Kolkata), Them Clones (Delhi) & Vayu (Mumbai)

    June 8 - DV8 - Level 9 (Delhi), HFT (Delhi) & Black Market (Mumbai)

    June 11 - Turquoise Cottage - Vishnu (Delhi), Felixis (Shillong) & Prestorika (Delhi)

    June 15 - Soho - Menwhopause (Delhi), Plan B (Kolkata) & Skinny Alley (Kolkata)

    June 18 - Royale Mirage - Advaita (Delhi), Orange Street (Delhi) & Thermal And A Quarter (Bangalore)

    June 22 - The Mezz - Alter Ego (Delhi), Descant (Delhi) & Oritus (Delhi)

    June 25 - Cafe Chinese & Thai - Levitikus (Delhi), Menwhopause (Delhi) & Zero (Mumbai)

    June 25 - Elevate - Prestorika (Delhi), Joint Family (Delhi) & Zero (Mumbai)

    June 28 - DV8 - Sadhika Menon (Ranchi), Half Step Down (Delhi) & SFR (Shillong)

Tickets for the gigs will be priced at Rs.100/- per gig and will be available at the venue or at the RSJ office. Individual club/bar rules will apply.

Update: According to RSJ forums, the last few gigs began around 9:40 pm. 9pm should be a safe bet

Friday, June 9

French Film Festival

A French Film festival organised by the Alliance Francaise and the French Embassy is currently taking place in Delhi.

Friday 9th June : Venus Beaute Institut
directed by Tony Marshall with Nathalie Baye and Audrey Tautou.
(Recommended, was awarded in many Festivals)
playing at 5 and 7.30

Friday 16th June: Love Me
directed by Leticia Masson with Johnny Haliday.
(Disturbing but very interesting)
playing at 5 and 7.30

Friday 30th June: Marie-Jo et ses 2 amours
directed by R. Guediguian
(This is one of the most talented French Director, politically engaged. Coming from Marseille. The film is very very nice)
playing at 5 and 7.30

Fridat 7th July : Brodeuses
directed by E. Faucher
(won many arwards and the critics were excellent)
playing at 5 and 7.30
Venue: 72, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi.
hat-tip: Smita


The Public Service Broadcasting Trust & the British Council present

Director: Abhijit Dasupta
Producer: PSBT
Director/Producer: Weijun Chen
Shortlisted for Best International Television Documentary, Grierson Awards 2004
(Grierson Awards recognise the best documentary films from Britain and abroad.)


16th June 2006 , Friday, 6.30 pm
Venue: Gulmohar, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
THE BURNING ISSUE and SOME BURNING QUESTIONS: Through candid interviews with HIV+ patients in Kolkota, these two films provide an insight into their lives and their struggle against social stigma and discrimination.

STORYVILLE: TO LIVE IS BETTER THAN TO DIE: Throughout China, an estimated 1.2 million people are now HIV+, many of whom are poor farmers from the Central Henan Province, infected by selling their own blood. For more than a year, local filmmaker Weijun Chen lived with one family in the village of Wenlou. This film is an intimate account of their daily struggles to come to terms with the disease- and their attempts to think of the future for their three children, only one of whom is unaffected by this tragedy.