Church of Film presents THE SHADOW & ITS SHADOW--Nightmares of French Surrealism

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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.

Church of Film presents THE SHADOW & ITS SHADOW--Nightmares of French Surrealism


Ado Kyrou

THE SHADOW & ITS SHADOW: Nightmares of French Surrealism includes select works of cinematic dreamers Georges Franju, Ado Kyrou, Eric Duvivier, Patrick Bokanowski, and more!

the shadow and its shadow
THE SHADOW & ITS SHADOW--Nightmares of French Surrealism

Andre Breton declared Surrealism the "prehensile tail of the Romantic," and in this program of French experimental oddities, we'll trace its python twists into the deepest recesses of the human psyche. The themes of the evening will be love, eroticism, madness and sorcery, all with a deviant disdain for the rational and orderly of course!

Special Admission

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

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