Time: 7pm Venue: Experimental Theatre Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Troupe: Nagorik Natya Shomproday Director: Pantho Shahriar Cast: Asaduzzaman Nur, Ali Zaker, Pantho Shahriar, Rehue Tamanna Labonno, Farhana Mithu, Abdur Rashid, Farukh Ahmed, Farkhruzzaman Chowdhury and more This is the 46th production of Nagorik Natya Shomproday. Abdus Selim translated the famous 1938 play written by German dramatist Bertolt Brecht. Sara Zaker designed the costumes for the production alongside Nima Rahman. Set decoration was done by Aupi Karim. Galileo by Brecht is based on the real life of the seventeenth century astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei. The play is in fourteen scenes which is a break from the conventional pattern of dividing the play into acts and scenes.
Time: 6pm Venue: National Theatre Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Speakers: Film-makers Morshedul Islam, Tanvir Mokammel, Mahmudul Hossain The legendary film-maker Alamgir Kabir died on this day in 1989. He was a pioneer film director, film critic and film educator. Some of his popular works include “Shimana Periye” (1977), “Mohanayok” (1985), and so on.
Time: 5pm Venue: Goethe-institut, Dhanmondi Director: Rubaiyat Hossain Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, in cooperation with the International Film Initiative of Bangladesh (IFIB), will organize a film screening event title “Through Her Eyes” - A space to watch and discuss films with women filmmakers of Bangladesh on every third Sunday of a month from 5 pm at its auditorium. This film screening is a part of this initiative. The film is about a theatre actress in Dhaka in her thirties. She enters a deep introspection about her life, as her director thinks she is too old for the profession.
Time: 7pm Venue: The Junction (House 66, Road 8, 6th floor, Niketon) Director: Jon M. Chu Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Constance Wu, Henry Golding Film lovers have a new weekly event to look forward to at the Junction, an arts space founded by Jatrik, the producers of the Dhaka Lit Fest. Those who mourned the closing Red Shift Café and its wonderful programs can rejoice in the launch of its film screenings, beginning with the recent blockbuster "Crazy Rich Asians."
These are the cultural events Showtime recommends for Sunday, January 20, 2019