New York Film Festival
Queens Drive-In: The Disciple
Tue Sep 29 8:00 PM
Chaitanya Tamhane | India | 128
Indian filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane became a sensation after the runaway international success of his 2014 feature debut Court. His much-anticipated follow-up, The Disciple, is a finely crafted labor of love set in the world of Indian traditional music. Hindustani classical singer—and remarkable first-time actor—Aditya Modak stars as Sharad, a man living in Mumbai who makes it his life’s goal to follow in the footsteps of his father and become a practitioner of the centuries-old Khayal music tradition. As the years wear on, Sharad grows increasingly disillusioned as he strives for divine purity in a world tipping over into bland commercialization. The Disciple is a refined yet uncompromising portrait of a young artist’s journey, his dreams, and his loneliness, featuring some extraordinary musical performances.
Along with a drive-in screening, this film will screen virtually from September 29 at 8pm ET through October 4 at 8pm ET. Get tickets here.
Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368