Subject: Bengali Film Festival on Feb 26, 27
Dated: Jan 26, 2005
Dear Member,

Many community members have expressed a desire to see more Bangla
films in the Bay Area. In response, Johlsha will be organizing a
festival of Bangla films during the weekend of February 26 and
February 27 as a fund raiser event for Bangla Initiative at UC
Berkeley.  This is the first festival that Johlsha ("Jalsa" non-
phonetically) is organizing with plans to organize regular showings of
both Bangla classics as well as new films if the community support
warrants it. The films will be screened at IMC 6 Theaters in San Jose.
This is an exciting opportunity for us to view some of the
contemporary films from Kolkata.  The selection of films covers a wide
spectrum from Drama to Comedy, and Kolkata's first Science Fiction
film. Please save the dates February 26 and February 27 for some
choice Bengali films to be screened at the IMC 6 theater in San Jose.
All the films have had good reviews in Kolkata.

Profits from the screenings will be donated to the Bengali Studies
program at the University of California in an effort to promote our
heritage, literaure and language within mainstream academia.

Event Details:
Dates: Saturday Febraury 26 and Sunday February 27
Venue: IMC 6 (India Movie Center 6),
       1433 The Alameda,
       San Jose CA 95126.

IMC6 is easily accesible from Freeway 880 with plenty of free parking.

Tickets: $10 per film screening for open seating.

All children require tickets.  Even children in arms.


Saturday, February 26, 2005:
12 noon: Alo - Directed Tarun Majumdar, Starring Rituparna Sen Gupta.
Features very good Rabindra Sangeet.

3 pm: Tin Ekka Tin - A Comedy by Moloy Bhattacharya (Koneenica)

6 pm: Patalghar - Bengali Science Fiction, should be popular with the
younger crowd; by Abhjeet Chaudhuri (Soumitra Chatterjee, Biplab
Chatterjee, Joy Sengupta, Mita Vasisht, and others)

Sunday, February 27, 2005:
12 noon: Desh - Directed by Raja Sen (Jaya Bachchan, Sabyasachi,
Subhendu Chatterji and Abhishek Bachchan in a guest appearance)

3 pm: Bhalo Theko - Directed by Gautam Haldar (Soumitra Chatterjee,
Vidya Balan, Debsankar Halder, Joy Sengupta, Anushua Majumar, et al)

6 pm: Tok Jhal Mishti - A Comedy by Basu Chatterjee

Sunday, March 6, 2005:  For $100 Donors Only

5 pm: Special screening for donor ticket holders of $100 event ticket:
Documentary on life of Bhanu Banerjee and surprise Feature Film at
Lakeridge Athletic Club
6350 San Pablo Dam Road
El Sobrante, CA 94803
Phone:  (510) 222-2500

Online tickets may be purchased from and at the
IMC6 theater.

More details are available at 
Please contact Nandini Pal at
for any additional information.

Come and enjoy!!!

- Supported by Bay Area Prabasi.

                                              Dated: 01/26/2005
                      BAY AREA PRABASI INC.