Church of Film

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Church of Film is a weekly gathering for the reverence and worship of cinema programmed and hosted by local cinephile Muriel Lucas.

Magic, the Occult, supernatural folk tales, witchy witches, mutant melodramas, anarchy, communism & the subaltern, Queer texts/subtexts, signs & symbols, third meanings, oblique narrative strategies, visual formalism, LSD, imminent worlds, sailors, phantom crews, ships adrift, graveyards and ruins, feminism, uncanny valleys, decolonization, gender deconstruction, cosmic games, ghosts & goblins, third world, beauty and her beasts, psychogeography, national & independent cinemas, masks of all kinds, the baroque, genres destroyed, Thanatos, ancient worlds, interior maps, guys and dolls, transhumanism, lost worlds, layers of vision, candles and candelabras, cobwebs, love stories, uncharted landscapes, deep dreams & secrets, the foreign country of the past, psychic fractures, the underworld, ultima thule, de-institutionalization, pitiless traps, Greek Key patterns, fate circumscribed in celluloid, voyeurism & paranoia, corridors & paths, the watcher and the watched,antifascism, isolation in the labyrinth, doors unopened, counter-cultured romance, priests and nuns beneath their frocks and habits, warm gods, gods dethroned, sisters, charlatans, disintegrating social structures, nuclear families on fire, dissent and silenced voices, slapstick and the mechanized body, the visual gag, tragic jokes, distant voices from other rooms, dogs baying in the darkness, flashlights, the imprisoned, the vanquished, the trapped spirits, the Kingdom of Shadows, the twentieth century, c-i-n-e-m-a.

Other locations include Century Bar on Sandy Boulevard and the Psychic Bar on Mississippi Avenue. Check the CofF Facebook page for more information about other screenings.

Showtimes

Wednesday, Oct 2
8:00pm
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Oleg Teptsov’s MISTER DESIGNER is a lavish gothic tale based on a story by Alexander Grin (Morgiana) that builds towards a spiraling, hallucinatory climax of horror and psychedelic lunacy. Also, the soundtrack is a killer!

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MISTER DESIGNER
Director: 
Oleg Teptsov
Country: 
Soviet Union
Year: 
1987
Runtime: 
109 minutes

Platon Andreyevich, an ingenious artist and designer, had at one time led the avant-garde with a treatise on how the artist might perfect the imperfect creations of the gods. Now he seems to be slipping into madness. He is obsessed with using models to create lifelike dolls, and haunted by strange memories. One day he is approached by a wealthy client to design a house for his wife. But the man’s wife seems strangely familiar—is she one of Platon’s former models, or one of his dolls?

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Showtimes

Wednesday, Oct 16
8:00pm
Wednesday, Nov 6
8:00pm
Wednesday, Nov 27
8:00pm
Wednesday, Dec 4
8:00pm
Wednesday, Dec 18
8:00pm

Details for all upcoming screenings will be posted as soon as they become available.

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Showtimes

Wednesday, Oct 16
8:00pm
Wednesday, Nov 6
8:00pm
Wednesday, Nov 27
8:00pm
Wednesday, Dec 4
8:00pm
Wednesday, Dec 18
8:00pm

Details for all upcoming screenings will be posted as soon as they become available.

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Showtimes

Wednesday, Oct 16
8:00pm
Wednesday, Nov 6
8:00pm
Wednesday, Nov 27
8:00pm
Wednesday, Dec 4
8:00pm
Wednesday, Dec 18
8:00pm

Details for all upcoming screenings will be posted as soon as they become available.

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Showtimes

Wednesday, Oct 16
8:00pm
Wednesday, Nov 6
8:00pm
Wednesday, Nov 27
8:00pm
Wednesday, Dec 4
8:00pm
Wednesday, Dec 18
8:00pm

Details for all upcoming screenings will be posted as soon as they become available.

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Showtimes

Wednesday, Oct 16
8:00pm
Wednesday, Nov 6
8:00pm
Wednesday, Nov 27
8:00pm
Wednesday, Dec 4
8:00pm
Wednesday, Dec 18
8:00pm

Details for all upcoming screenings will be posted as soon as they become available.

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.