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Re: [arthouse-133] Invitation to see a free new film at AFI

From: Georgekutty A.
Sent on: Thursday, January 17, 2013 11:36 PM

Deep Focus Cinema


In each image one must explore what is being represented

Our task is to interpret the representations of images and sounds of our times


Indian cinema has a kaleidoscopic history reflecting its rich and diverse culture even while constantly updating and redefining its scope as new meanings and ideas are generated in the passage of time. It has been an attempt to visually portray its multiple and plural histories - of folklore, myths, facts and fantasies by weaving together the many aesthetic expression of dance, drama, music, literature and poetry infusing it not only with a nostalgia for a bygone past - its glories and mirth, its triumphs and defeats but also struggling to grapple with modern aspirations, its pangs and angst, without losing its quintessence. Indian cinema is a representation of its struggle with itself to recast traditional values in a modern idiom so as to accommodate its innumerable variations of differences and visions, searching for fusion and synthesis.


While many popular film magazines flourish in English and the vernacular, the magazines that attempted in-depth analysis of films at a deeper socio-political cultural connect in the cinematic narratives, be it art or popular, have brought in rigorous film analysis and have left behind huge reservoir of refreshing thoughts and ideas from great film scholars across the country which forms the basis of continuity for the emerging film scholars and film critics.


Deep Focus – a film quarterly has been one such attempt that provided a space for conversation, dialogue and debate on cinema in the process carving for itself a unique space as one of Asia’s foremost Journal on Cinema. Since its inception it has brought out twenty four issues exploring the entire gamut of cinematic expressions across the country. What is most satisfying is that people love Deep Focus & after being dormant for a while, many of its readers and contributors are coming forward with renewed vigor to continue its publication.

Now Deep Focus in its new avatar and keeping its original perspective in focus, through its articles and interviews will explore the craftsmanship of all the professionals involved in the process of film making. It will carry well researched film reviews, book reviews and in depth film analysis covering all the regions and all the languages in which films are made in India. It will also cover various genres and aspects connected with film media and interesting developments in World Cinema. It will also provide a forum for deeper and dynamic engagement with the current debates on form, content, the grammar of cinema and censorship.

We welcome articles, film reviews, book reviews and interviews with film directors/artistes/technicians. Going further Deep Focus will organize periodic seminars and conferences on feature/documentary and animation films inviting scholars, film directors, film producers, artistes and technicians.


Deep Focus Cinema was launched at the recently concluded International Film Festival of Kerala. The release was a huge success as it is the only serious journal on cinema in India. For more information and subscriptions please visit our website:


Deep focus team looks forward to your continued support!


GeorgeKutty A.L



Editorial & Publication:

Deep Focus Trust, No.33/ 1-9, Thyagaraja Layout, Jai Bharath Nagar, Maruthi Sevanagar P O, Bangalore[masked], Ph:+91- 80 -[masked]/[masked], Email: [address removed]

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