Global Lens Film Series

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Global Lens Film Series

'Shyamal Uncle Turns Off The Lights'

Movie Poster of Shyamal Uncle Turns Off The LightsJoin us Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. to view the film, Shyamal Uncle Turns Off The Lights

Directed by Suman Ghosh India, 2012, 65 mins.
In Bengali with English subtitles. For Adults. 
This film is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2013 film series.

An 80-year-old Kolkata retiree is on a mission to get his neighborhood streetlights turned off after sunrise after he notices they stay on all day as well. Getting the runaround from various authorities, he becomes quite obsessed with his goal—to the exclusion of everything else, including listening to his wife or settling accounts with the maid.

Based on a real incident, Suman Ghosh’s verité-style film is alive with the sights, sounds, and personalities of this old Kolkata neighborhood.