Seattle Art Museum, Jan 13th, Sunday , 2:00pm
A THROW OF DICE: A CLASSIC B&W SILENT FILM BASED ON THE MAHABHARATA
This film presents the tale of Ranjit and Sohan, two kings gambling for the love of Sunita, the daughter of a hermit. The two men decide to play a round of craps to determine who will marry her – but the game does not end there. Shot in 1920s Rajasthan with Indian cinema stars, and presented with new music.
Himansu Rai and Franz Osten: India/Germany/UK, 1929, 74 min.