A Throw of Dice

with Live Accompaniment by Rez Abbasi
Activity Type: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 18:30 to 20:30
Event Status: 
As Scheduled
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

This special event is a screening of the 2006 digitally restored print of a A Throw of Dice (director Franz Osten), a 1929 silent Indian film based on a story from the Mahabharata. The film follows two kings as they vie for the love of a hermit's daughter, the beautiful Sunita. This unique historical gem will be accompanied live by a musical score created for the film by New York jazz artist Rez Abbasi and his quartet. He composed the score on behalf of the New York Guitar Society in 2019 and subsequently released it as an album from Whirlwind Records.

A reception will take place at 5:30 pm in the Frick Fine Arts Cloisters before the film screening.

Tickets are free, but limited. To reserve a spot, please email asia@pitt.edu.

UCIS Unit: 
Asian Studies Center
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