Satyajit Ray’s CHARULATA + Ishu Patel’s Short Film, PARADISE, on 16MM
Presented by Projections, Bootleg Theater, and Vidiots

Satyajit Ray’s CHARULATA + Ishu Patel’s Short Film, PARADISE, on 16MM

Bootleg TheaterLos AngelesCA
All Ages
Doors at 5:30 PM
Show at 5:45 PM

"Not to have seen the cinema of Satyajit Ray means existing in the world without having seen the sun or the moon.”

- Akira Kurosawa

Charulata is the smoldering tale of wealth, art, and forbidden love from legendary director Satyajit Ray (The Apu Trilogy). In 19th century upper-class India, a housewife imprisoned by luxury and neglected by her husband develops dangerous feelings for her visiting cousin-in-law. Ray chronicles the ensuing drama with deep nuance and sumptuous black and white cinematography that must be seen on the big screen to be fully experienced. Based on the novella by Rabindranath Tagore, Ray himself said he considered this his best film. We will be showing a beautiful, restored 16mm print.

The program will begin with a special 16mm screening of Ishu Patel’s gorgeous and hypnotic Oscar-nominated short, Paradise (1984).

Thank you to Janus Films for allowing us to show the film.

Please note: Stand-by tickets will be available night of show on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All ticket holders must be seated 15 minutes prior to show start time or tickets are subject to re-sale.


Full bar at the Bootleg Theater. There is street parking, or a free lot at the church across the street on Beverly/Roselake. Any questions, please email



Projections celebrates the collective experience of cinema, showing one-of-a-kind, original release film prints in an intimate environment. Each feature is preceded by a related short film, and Projections selects films which are best appreciated as a group to create a unique, community-oriented filmgoing experience.


Bootleg Theater is a year-round inclusive art space for original, boundary-defying live theater, music, and dance performances born from the diverse cultural and artistic landscape of Los Angeles. Bootleg supports and collaborates with the best of established and emerging music, theater, and dance artists to create daring multi-disciplinary live experiences that are striking, contemporary and non-traditional.


Vidiots, the 33-year old, iconic Los Angeles video store, now a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is planning a relaunch as an expanded film space in L.A.. Along with its nearly 60,000-title film and television library, Vidiots will feature screening, social, and community spaces, and a full slate of unique, inclusive film programs and events.

Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057