Cine Wednesdays, Saturday Nights Live

Starting this Wednesday, August 13th, IndiEarth once again collaborates with Hablis Hotel in the launch of regular evenings of non-mainstream films for the city’s cinemaratti at The Lounge, Hablis.

The screenings will showcase renowned independent filmmakers from the past and present, from around India and the world – auteurs who push the boundaries of filmmaking, and artists with unique stories to share. Amongst them will be Indian filmmaking legends like S.N.S. Sastry and Satyajit Ray, international filmmakers including Alex Holmes from Australia and Rene Mohandas from Canada, and a diverse selection of shorts, documentaries, features and animation films from a host of other talented independent filmmakers. The initiative is aimed at supporting the non-mainstream cinema culture to flourish in Chennai, and have more screening platforms for filmmakers.


In addition to Cine Wednesdays, IndiEarth also programmes live music every weekend at The Moon and Sixpence, Hablis’ authentic Irish pub. Starting this month, Chennai audiences will see bigger and more explosive acts every Saturday night. August’s lineup at the Moon and Sixpence features artists such as Mad Orange Fireworks, Junkyard Groove, and Tails On Fire.

With a mission to cultivate a rich arts scene in the culture city of Chennai, IndiEarth collaborates with major venues across the city to create spaces where independent musicians can showcase their sounds, and non-mainstream filmmakers can screen their work.

Keep track of this month’s events in the city here.

So if you’re in Chennai, come experience the vibrant independent film and music scene, every Wednesday and Saturday night at Hablis Hotel.

Screening Schedule:

Venue: The Lounge, Hablis Hotel, No.19, Grand Southern Trunk Rd, Guindy, Chennai |Date:  Wednesday, August 13th | Time: 8pm

Film 1: And I Make Short Films | Director: SNS Sastry | Language: English | Country: India | Year: 1968 | Genre: Cinema, Short | Duration: 16 min

Film 2: Inner Eye | Director: Satyajit Ray | Language: English | Country: India |Year: 1972 |Genre: Arts, Bio | Duration: 22 min

Film 3: Ali and the Ball | Director: Alex Holmes | Languages: English & Arabic (English subtitles) | Country: Australia | Year: 2006 | Genre: Drama, Short | Duration: 15 min

Film 4: Ekti Shikhamullok Chobi (An Educational Film) | Director: Jishnu Mukherjee | Language: Bengali (English subtitles) | Country: India | Year: 2014 | Genre: Comedy, Short |Duration: 14 min

Film 5: Elephant Boy | Director: Rene Mohandas | Language: Hindi (English subtitles) | Country: Canada | Year: 2006 | Genre: Drama Short | Duration: 26 min


IndiEarth is an online B2B platform that connects India’s non-mainstream independent Musicians and Filmmakers to worldwide Media. The platform features a blog, offers value-added services and wider opportunity networks through its partnerships. IndiEarth is an EarthSync Initiative.

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