For The Love Of Cinema: Places That Screen Contemporary Movies For Free Or At An Affordable Rate
Tired of watching conventionalBollywood drama? Do you wish to watch movies that bring forth sensitive topics often ignored? Well, we have compiled a list of five places across the city that showcase Indie and Contemporary films.
Viman Talkies, started by the students of Symbiosis Centre For Media and Communication, is an initiative which has taken up the cause of showcasing indie films. With screenings occurring every fortnight, Viman Talkies has already showcased several widely acclaimed hour-long feature films such as Suleimani Keeda and Killa. Known for exhibiting extremely controversial films such as Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai, Viman Talkies aims to bring into focus and provide insight on sensitive issues that are often ignored. You can watch a movie here for just INR 50
Pune Queer Film Society
Screening one movie every month, Pune Queer Film Society conducts a monthly poll on Facebook through which it allows its audience to choose the movie they wish to watch. A platform for the LGBTQ community, the film society also aims to bring to attention the problems faced by them. Holding a healthy discussion after every screening, the society aims to diversify its films by bringing in movies from various parts of the world. What’s awesome is that you can watch the movies they screen for free!
Aashay Film Club
One of the oldest film clubs in the city, Aashay Film Club is a film society with a desire to exhibit interesting and purposeful international and regional cinema. With a full-time membership charge of INR 1,200, this film club is a must to join. Having evolved with time, the club also holds appreciation classes for the film fanatic in you.
Arbhaat Short Film Club
An extremely popular film club in Pune, Arbhaat Short Film Club is known for holding regular screenings through the year. Showcasing films all across, the community also believes in enlightening its audiences on topics close to home and displays films on India or pertaining to the country made by upcoming Indian filmmakers. Their annual membership is INR 2,000.