If indulging in cinema as an art form is something you’re interested in, look into The Parallel Cinema Club (TPCC) and the Bangalore Film Forum (BFF) right now.
Story so far: Despite only being a year old, TPCC has garnered quite a dedicated audience. Run by a couple of volunteers, the film forum works like any film club would. They watch movies and then talk about them. Same with the BFF.
TPCC: The founder Nikhil Waiker said that he started the group as there was a lack of a forum for film buffs to just nerd out. Now, the group functions both online and offline to reach a wider audience that is open to watching “intelligent cinema”. You can follow their socials here.
- Named after the parallel cinema movement of the 60s, when Mrinal Sen and Satyajit Ray were making movies, the group mostly streams film school classics.
BFF: Currently, the BFF screens maybe two movies every month and updates them on their social handles. The focus here is to get as many people to watch a wide variety of films from all over the world.
- Vikalp Bengaluru, another group run by 5 filmmakers, are screening documentaries at the Bangalore International Centre once a month.