Today at The Clinton: Tuesday, Jan 18

Church of Film: The Mad Fox

church of film profile picture


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.

Church of Film: The Mad Fox


the mad fox poster

Wednesday, September 15th. 8pm at the Clinton Street Theater! $5-8 suggested donation.

With brilliant colors, highly stylized and strange expressionist sets, and borrowing from Butoh, Kabuki, and Noh theater, Tomu Uchida’s THE MAD FOX is a fantastical, bizarre, and captivating fable about a love that is mad and hopeless, and the divinities and men that are crushed under its power.

love let thy name be sorrow
Tomu Uchida
109 minutes

When a white rainbow is cast over a blood red night sky, a famous astrologer decodes the omen for the Emperor. He dies leaving part of his scroll undeciphered, and his favored pupil is driven mad by the tragic loss of his love, whom he searches the wilderness for. And he finds her… but perhaps she is a fox demon in disguise?

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested donation. 

$6 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE (includes a $1 service fee).