The story of how this Jar came about has as much spice and masala as an Indian pickle would. Let us tell you first though what we aim to do – we aim to create and curate film festivals conversations and programmes of social relevance.
Pickle Jar – made of the soul and spirit of close to 40 people, IT professionals, artists, activists, writers, journalists, homemakers – is a curating platform that aims to create and curate film festivals conversations and programmes of social relevance and was born in the summer of 2016. It has already given Bangalore two film festivals in the past one year.
The debut offering was in April 2016, a retrospective of the powerhouse actor of acclaimed cinema of the 70s and 80s like Bhumika, Mirch Masala, Arth and Manthan, Smita Patil; ,followed by a Hrishikesh Mukherjee special celebrating the maker of some of the country’s best-loved films like Anupama, Namak Haraam, Chupke Chupke. Festivals that gave Bangalore the experience of curated cinema festivals, along with conversations with distinguished names like Shyam Benegal, Mahesh Bhatt and Amol Palekar.
Hopefully, soon, there is yet another pickled film festival brewing that we are super excited about – watch the space!