Thursday, January 17, 2008

Opera Jawa Bows in NYC

If you’re in the NYC area you might want to check out Opera Jawa the Indonesian fantasy movie that retells the Hindu epic “The Ramayana.” The 2006 film was reviewed this week by the NYTimes.

We had hoped to make the film part of the FWSCI Film Series last November, but couldn’t come to terms with the distributor. It probably won’t be playing anywhere in North Texas, so you’ll have to wait for it to arrive on DVD.

The film has been a hit at festivals around the world and features Javanese dancer Eko Supriyanto.