Abhijit’s Swan Song

Drexel University’s first Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Indian independent film director Abhijit Chowdhury made his final public appearance this week before departing to India.

He spoke to students at my alma mater NYU Tisch School of the Arts Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing on Tuesday March 26th. Students in Department Chair Prof. Joe Vinciguerra‘s class Writing the Low Budget Feature.

Students had watched a portion of Abhijit’s latest film, The Strange Life of Dhrubo, currently in post-production, in advance of his visit to discuss the challenges of writing and producing independent films on a shoestring.

This Wednesday (3/27/24) at 5pm EST!

History reveals fascinating turning points: a compelling letter from Indian scientist Satyendra Nath Bose to Einstein addressed as “Dear Master” sparked a breakthrough that forever altered our understanding of light and matter…. and the universe.

Join the filmmaker Subha Das Mollick for a screening of Dear Master, a film exploring this pivotal moment in science. Ohio State University is proud to host the first international screening of the film followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and Bose and Einstein’s descendants. Join this rare and special event on Zoom (sign up in advance here).

Q&A at UPenn

We had a wonderful time yesterday at the University of Pennsylvania‘s Van Pelt Library event hosted by Assistant Director of the Center for Global Collections and South Asian Studies Librarian James (Jef) Pierce, PhD.

Abhijit Chowdhury and Jeffrey Stanley

Drexel University‘s Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Abhijit Chowdhury screened part 1 of his 4-part feature film he’s been editing here, The Strange Life of Dhrubo, with each vignette inspired by a different world-renowned Bengali painter. After the screening, I had a blast moderating a Q&A with Abhijit. What a great turnout!

Abhijit Chowdhury