Sixty Plus Lecture: "Bollywood" with Dr. Vinay Shrivastava, SFSU

When: June 11, 2018 - 1:00pm

What is the meaning of "Bollywood?"  The Indian film industry is the largest in the world, making more than 800 films a year.  Bollywood refers to the Hindi language movies primarily produced in Mumbai (Bombay).  Dr. Shrivastava's presentation will look at the cultural themes and concerns of Indian society as reflected in Bollywood and will also examine the Indian film industry in comparison with Hollywood.  He will show short clips from several films.

Dr. Vinay Shrivastava, got his Ph.D. in Cinema-TV from University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He has worked in film productions both in Bombay (Bollywood) and Los Angeles (Hollywood) for many years. He has been teaching at San Francisco State University for more than 22 years. He has also taught at Loyola Marymount University, USC, CSU Northridge and Long Beach. As a Fulbright Scholar he has explored many media industries throughout the world.

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These programs will be held in Knuth Hall in the Creative Arts Building.  They start at 1:00 with a short business meeting which is followed directly by the program.  Light refreshments will be offered afterwards in Room 154 which is directly across the hallway from Knuth Hall.

There is no shuttle during the summer months but parking on campus and nearby is available since there on few classes or students on campus.

Parking and transit:   There is a garage ($7/day); otherwise, only meter or 2 hour street parking. We recommend transit! The M stops at 19th and Holloway. Also the 57 (to/from West Portal & Daly City BART), 29 (to/from Richmond/Sunset & Balboa BART), and 28 to/from the Golden Gate Bridge & Daly City BART. From Daly City BART, the 28 and the 57 both stop at Holloway (7-10 minutes).

SF State University, 1600 Holloway, Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall