november 2012 programmes 

tuesday 6th november
6 pm A Retrospective of Alain Resnais Films

thursday 8th november
6.30 pm “Does nutrition prevent disease?” a talk by Daniel Gompf

saturday 10th november
1-2 pm Food Meditation # 28

monday 19th  november

6.30 pm “Moonweavers – Chaand ke Julaahe”  In collaboration With Overtonez Music Presents      An Evening of Poetry and Music

tuesday 20th november
6 pm A Retrospective of Alain Resnais Films

monday 26th  november
6.30 pm The Foundations of Western Civilization – a video presentation

Lecture 21- The Pax Romana

Lecture 22- Rome's Golden and Silver ages

tuesday 27 th november
6 pm A Retrospective of Alain Resnais Films

tuesday 4th december
6 pm A Retrospective of Alain Resnais Films

tuesday 11 th december
6 pm A Retrospective of Alain Resnais Films

 

 

 

A Retrospective of Alain Resnais Films 

Every Tuesday, starting 6th November, for five evenings Lightcube Film Society, Projectorhead Film Magazine and The Attic bring you a Retrospective of selected films of the famous French film director Alain Resnais. 

We show 5 shorts and 5 feature films. One short and one feature per evening  devised on the basis of theme, artistic intent and the manner of production -  a process that is both mathematical and logical. These combinations have been devised by Sudarshan Ramani,  Programmer, Lightcube Film Society. 

These screenings will be accompanied by brief programme notes, post-film discussions as well as talks on various aspects related to Alain Resnais cinema. 

tuesday 6th november  6 pm
Le Chant du Styrene (1959) 19’
Muriel or The Time of Return (1963) 113’
Talk: An Introduction to Alain Resnais by Anuj Malhotra, founder, Lightcube Film Society

 tuesday 20th november 6 pm
Guernica(1950) / Robert Hessons & Alain  Resnais / 13’
Private Fears in Public Places (2006) / 120’
 

tuesday 27th november  6 pm
Stavisky (1974) / 120’
Night and Fog (1955)/ 32’
Talk: By Sudarshan Ramani, Editor, Projectorhead Film Magazine - The Pyramid, based on its appearance as a symbol in both the titles being screened today.

tuesday 4th december  6 pm
Les statues meurent aussi / Statues Also Die (1953) / Chris Marker, Alain Resnais / 30’
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)/ 90’ 

tuesday 11th december 6 pm
Toute la Memoire du Monde (1956) / 21’
Last Year at Marienbad (1961) / 94’
Talk: On the Nature of Memory in the work of Alain Resnais 

The titles available for the programmes have been sourced courtesy of very gracious support from the French Information and Research Center, New Delhi.

Lightcube Film Society screens for members. For membership details, call Suraj at 7838340196 or write to lightcubefilmsociety@gmail.com.    Memberships are also available at the screening venue.


 

thursday 8th november
6.30 pm “Does nutrition prevent disease?” a talk by Daniel Gompf

 We are in a moment of confusion regarding health and well being, we barely know what we are eating, where our food come or the consequences of what we eat.

Technology and medical innovation have brought us a long way but we are still dying of the same diseases. Nutrition plays a huge role in our health, and it is only our consciousness of what we eat that we can find easy and real solutions to our health. In this talk Daniel Gompf shares his knowledge of the amazing healing power of correct nutrition. He will share recipes, try to clarify doubts and myths about food and the idea of "good" or "bad" products.

Daniel Gompf is an Integral yoga Practitioner, he was part of the Aurovalley Ashram, Rishidwar, for 3 years. He is a certified Yoga teacher by Sri Dharma Mittra Yoga School and Jivamukti Yoga School in New York. After his time in India he studied Nutrition at the Natural Gourmet Institute of New York, graduating s a chef also obtained a Plant Based Nutrition Certification from Cornell University.

Currently Daniel is part of a Research Project on Plant based Whole foods diet  Ser Sabor where information is gathered and shared with people from different countries through talks, a Blog and a Newsletter. Talks have already been given in Colombia and Thailand.   Ser Sabor aims to promote the benefits of conscious Nourishment.

 

saturday 10th november
1-2 pm Food Meditation # 28

Menu  

 

Makke ki Roti

Sarson ka saag

with lots of Green and red raw salad..Tomato, mooli, mooli patta..and achaar

With Pure white Makkhan

and lassi/chhach

Participation is by registration on payment only. Call The Attic 23746050 or email: mina@theatticdelhi.org.

 Charges:  Rs 150

 

Monday 19th  november

6.30 pm “Moonweavers – Chaand ke Julaahe”  In collaboration With Overtonez Music Presents      An Evening of Poetry and Music

 Music has always been an essential component of poetry. Centuries ago, poetry was a part of a dynamic, oral tradition wherein music, drama and improvisation went effortlessly with it. With the advent of the printing press and the hitherto movement of poetry to academic circles, the word became somewhat frozen.  That’s how slowly performance poetry emerged as a different genre from the poetry in print. We seek to blur these boundaries between music and poetry, performance and the written word. We’ve come up with a performance wherein each poem, that is being rendered orally (not sung) has been put to music.  Every poem has a musical composition that tries to do justice to the soul of the poem and the temperament of the poet who reads it. There are 10 of us all, performing our works and we try and weave together the whole performance in a sort of a thematic sequence.

And then there are the three hardworking musicians from Overtonez giving us company on guitar, keyboard, mouth organ and drums. If your are into music or poetry or both or are simply intrigued by what we are going to do, you are invited to be a part of this musical narrative.

 

 

The Foundations of Western Civilization – an education in 24 evenings.  An Attic video presentation from The Great Courses taught by Prof. Thomas Noble, University of Notre Dame.

You can discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of Western civilization from its humble beginnings in the great river valleys of Iraq and Egypt to the dawn of the modern world.

This series of 48 half hour lectures - 2 per evening will be introduced by an eminent professor/personality who will also answer questions. The events and the course are free. The title of each lecture is listed below.

 

monday 26th  november
6.30 pm The Foundations of Western Civilization – a video presentation

Lecture 21- The Pax Romana

 When Octavian became Augustus princeps—"First Citizen"—in 31 B.C., he was inaugurating a 200-year period of security, prosperity, and wise rule that Tacitus would nonetheless wryly label "a desert [that we] called peace." Was Tacitus right?

 

 

Lecture 22- Rome's Golden and Silver ages

 To understand how culturally creative and important the principate was, you need only reflect that what today strikes the popular imagination as quintessentially "Roman" is a product of this period (republican Rome was a city of wood).

 

 

 

1

"Western", "Civilization" and "Foundations"

2

History Begins at Sumer

3

Egypt-The Gift of the Nile

4

The Hebrews-Small States and Big Ideas

5

A Succession of Empires

6

Wide-Ruling Agamemnon

7

Dark Age and Archaic Greece

8

The Greek Polis-Sparta

9

The Greek Polis-Athens

10

Civic Culture-Architecture and Drama

11

The Birth of History

12

From Greek Religion to Socratic Philosophy

13

Plato and Aristotle

14

The Failure of the Polis and the Rise of Alexander

15

The Hellenistic World

16

The Rise of Rome

17

The Roman Republic-Government and Politics

18

Roman Imperialism

19

The Culture of the Roman Republic

20

Rome-From Republic to Empire

21

The Pax Romana

22

Rome's Golden and Silver ages

23

Jesus and the New Testament

24

The Emergence of a Christian Church

25

Late Antiquity-Crisis and Response

26

Barbarians and Emperors

27

The Emergence of the Catholic Church

28

Christian Culture in Late Antiquity

29

Muhammad and Islam

30

The Birth of Byzantium

31

Barbarian Kingdoms in the West

32

The World of Charlemagne

33

The Carolingian Renaissance

34

The Expansion of Europe

35

The Chivalrous Society

36

Medieval Political Traditions I

37

Medieval Political Traditions, II

38

Scholastic Culture

39

Vernacular Culture

40

The Crisis of Renaissance Europe

41

The Renaissance Problem

42

Renaissance Portraits

43

The Northern Renaissance

44

The Protestant Reformation-Martin Luther

45

The Protestant Reformation-John Calvin

46

Catholic Reforms and "Confessionalization"

47

Exploration and Empire

48

What Challenges Remain?