about usSupportContactMembersMedia OfficeGallery
Programs Library & Archive Service Artists Directory Publications

Contact Address

House 60, Road 7/A, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka-1205 info@dhakaartcenter.org


Location Map
El Scorcho Film Festival 2012

Le Putas del Cinema* cordially invites you to the opening of the El Scorcho Film Festival on Thursday, the 5th of July 2012, 3 pm at the Dhaka Art Center.

The El Scorcho Film Festival is an attempt to spark an interest in the discussion of movies as art and to reintroduce the audience to the communal nature of the moviegoing experience. For this reason we have programmed a series of films, ranging from mainstream blockbusters to art-house critical darlings, which shall be screened from Thursday to Saturday on the first two weeks of July (July 5th-7th and July 12th-14th).

Each day’s programming will have two feature films (one at 3:00 p.m. the other at 6:00 p.m.) as well as an overarching discussion that will continue before and after each screening.

Thursday, 5th July, 2012
2:50 p.m. – An Introduction to El Scorcho
3:00 p.m. – Inglourious Basterds (dir. Quentin Tarantino)
Discussion topic: “Why is a Movie Worth Watching?”
6:00 p.m. – Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (dir. Stanley Kubrick)

Friday, 6th of July, 2012
3:00 p.m. – Jaws (dir. Steven Spielberg)
Discussion topic: “Mainstream, Independent, Art House, Exploitation.”
6:00 p.m. – Annie Hall (Woody Allen)

Saturday, 7th of July, 2012
3:00 p.m. – All About My Mother (dir. Pedro Almodovar)
Discussion topic: “Film Criticism – Reviews, Analyses, Cultural and Political Criticism”
6:00 p.m. – Do the Right Thing (dir. Spike Lee)

Thursday, 12th July, 2012
(Focus on animation)
3pm: Audience Choice
6pm: Animated Shorts
6:30pm: Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki

Friday, 13th July, 2012
(Focus on horror)
3pm: The Descent, Neil Marshall
6pm: The Woman, Lucky McKee

Saturday, 14th July, 2012
3pm: Blue Velvet, David Lynch

We hope that you will take the time to join us.

*A group of young, Dhaka based media enthusiasts who hope to stimulate discourse on movies and other forms of audiovisual art.

Please visit our page on


Artist Profile

We request all of the painters to e-mail their detail information with updated contact info at dhaka.art.

Resource Center

is open for all on every Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3 pm to 7 pm.

We Need Your Support

We hope you will join us to enrich our Resource Center by donating books, magazines, periodicals, DVDs and all other necessary art publications.



Solo Exhibition

Sumana Akter
Nasima Khan

Group Exhibition

Amity of Our's
Kibria Printmaking
Fair, 2012


Sayeed Siddiqui Rumi
Babu Ahmed

Seminar and other

Book Drive


Solo Exhibition

Farhana Islam
Sanjib Datta
Ali Akbar
Dravid Saikot
Mustapha Khalid Palash
Minufar Nasrin

Naimul Bari
Mohammad Eunus
Mohammad Salim
Anwar Hossain

Group Exhibition

Crossover, 2011
Express Yourself
The Country of Rising Sadness
Group Painting Exhibition
Master and Apprentices
Paintings by Childrens
Jago Antore Momo


Rickshaw Painters


Anwar Hossain
Plays in Light
Globalization: A Bipolar Story
Nafis Ahmed Nadvi

Seminar and other

Liberation War
Documentary Festival

Bonsai Exhibition
K G Subramanyum


Solo Exhibition

Jamal Ahmed
Monica Jahan Bose
Ferdousi Priyabhashini
Wakilur Rahman
Showpon Choudhury

Group Exhibition

Tree & Roots
Drawing Exhibition


101 Art Camp
15 August 2010
Balu Chaya


Seiji Shimoda



Copyright 2011 Dhaka Art Center