BETALEVEL


Bollywood Night

despair

Pyaasa
Thursday, January 7
Doors at 8pm; movie starts at 8:30pm
Free

From Bollywood’s golden age and awash in gauzy chiaroscuro, Pyaasa owes more to film noir than Busby Berkeley. It tells the story of Vijay, who is a poet. Which is to say that he is unemployed, broke. He can’t get his poems – laments about the poor, damnations of the rich – published. He is not taken seriously by his family, who want him to find real work. His brother sells his manuscripts as scrap paper. Vijay takes to drink, gets in trouble with the law, ends up in a brothel. There he meets a prostitute who wants to help him get the recognition he deserves.




Betalevel movie night:
1st Thursdays – Bollywood Night
2nd Thursdays – Zombie Night
3rd Thursdays – Keanu Night
4th Thursdays – Weimar Night
5th Thursdays – Miscellaneous Night