Fri, Jul 17 | Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires


Join us for Satyajit Ray’s: Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players) a complicated historical narrative with an unflinching look at collusion between the colonizer and colonized elites. Intoduced by Vidhi Salla from the radio show: Vidhi's Bollywood Jukebox. Cuisine by Shital's Indian Vegetarian.
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Time & Location

Jul 17, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA

About the Event

Every Friday Night in July & August, Epsilon Spires will transform our parking lot into a safe socially-distanced outdoor cinema featuring screenings & performances under the stars...

July 17th – Bollywood! 

8pm Doors Open / 8:25pm Introduction followed by Satyajit Ray’s 1977 film, Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players) with a very special introduction by Vidhi Salla of the International radio show Vidhi's Bollywood Jukebox. Cuisine by Shital's Indian Vegetarian. 

The Chess Players is a post-colonialist film classic set in 1856 on the eve of the Indian rebellion of 1857. The British are about to annex the Indian State of Awadh. The daily life of two wealthy men who are devoted to chess is presented against the background of scheming officials of the British East India Company, the history of British relations with the Indian ruler of Awadh, and the ruler's devotion both to his religious practice and the pursuit of pleasure.

Space is limited and advanced booking encouraged!


The backlot will be empty of cars and on the ground will be painted a series of circles.

Each circle will have at least six feet around it on all sides so as to be a safe socially distanced space.

We encourage our guests to come as if to a picnic – so bring your own blankets, cushions or folding chairs to sit on in your circle – you want to be comfortable so bring all the coziness you need!

Bar and local food vendors on site. Restrooms provided.

Space is limited - Reserve a ticket for a space that fits your group size:

Up to 2 people: $20 (space is 3ft x 6ft)

Up to 4 people: $40 (space is 6ft x 6ft)

Up to 6 people: $60 (space is 6ft x 9ft)

*Entry Includes Raffle Ticket for Gift Certificate to Local Business (TBA)

In the case of rain the event will be moved to the Sanctuary, which will still be socially-distanced & safely sanitized.

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