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Court

2014, Chaitanya Tamhane, India, 116 min.
With Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni

Show Times

  • Fri, Jul 24th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 25th 3:00pm
  • Sun, Jul 26th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Jul 27th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 28th 7:45pm
  • Wed, Jul 29th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Jul 30th 8:15pm
Chicago premiere!

“There are courtroom dramas, and then there’s COURT… so powerful…an engrossing piece of cinema.” — Jay Weissberg, Variety

“Compellingly clear-eyed…Tamhane emerges as one of the world’s most accomplished and promising filmmakers under 30.” — Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter

A courtroom drama set in India’s teeming city of Mumbai devastatingly exposes systemic injustice resulting from laughably arcane laws and blatant class bias when an elderly folk-singer activist of the “untouchable” caste is arrested on the trumped-up charge that he incited a sewer worker within earshot of one of his songs to commit suicide. Director Tamhane brilliantly uses the mounting incongruity of the case, prosecuted by a struggling working class lawyer and defended by a young wealthy liberal, to create a grippingly absurd drama steeped in darkest irony. In Marathi, Gujarat, English, and Hindi with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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