The films of Indian director Satyajit Ray have the standing among critics of those of Kurosawa, Fellini, or Bergman, but in recent decades, precious few have seen them. That’s because the 35-mm prints of Ray’s films (including his beloved Apu Trilogy of the 1950s) were in pitiful condition as the result of careless handling and storage. Santa Fe-based filmmaker Priyanka Kumar’s documentary, The Song of the Little Road, bears witness to the power and beauty of Ray’s work and the importance of film preservation. Interview subjects including Martin Scorsese, Ravi Shankar (who scored Pather Panchali and the other Apu films), and film writer Peter Rainer speak eloquently amid montages of still photos, while lengthy clips from Ray’s oeuvre offer tantalizing immersion into the worlds of his characters. The documentary, in English and Bengali with subtitles, screens at the Jean Cocteau Cinema, on Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30, at 4 p.m.