Today at The Clinton: Saturday, May 28

7:00pm Teen Witch

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

 

Celebrate Pagan May at the Clinton Street Theater! Our theme this month relishes in the long tradition of film using rustic iconography outside the traditional Abrahamic religions for entertainment purposes, often to shock audiences with a hidden look at traditions outside the norm to stoke fears of female sexual empowerment. Ranging from classic comedy to campy exploitation and plenty of experimentalism in between, our slate of May titles is for anyone who enjoys seeing how witchcraft, nature worship, and hellish dedications have been portrayed on the silver screen. Come let this series cast a spell on you.

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Showtimes

"Practically everything in Valerie and Her Week of Wonders turns on magic and the film's success in creating a magic world where everything seems at once fantastic and immediately believable." -John Russell Taylor, Times (UK)

"Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders enjoys a richly deserved place in the international canon of timeless coming-of-age stories." -Judy Berman, The Dissolve

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
Director: 
Jaromil Jireš
Country: 
Czechoslovakia
Year: 
1970
Runtime: 
76 minutes

A girl on the verge of womanhood finds herself in a sensual fantasyland of vampires, witchcraft, and other threats in this eerie and mystical movie daydream. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders serves up an endlessly looping, nonlinear fairy tale, set in a quasi-medieval landscape. Ravishingly shot, enchantingly scored, and spilling over with surreal fancies, this enticing phantasmagoria from director Jaromil Jireš is among the most beautiful oddities of the Czechoslovak New Wave.

Special Admission

$8 tickets available in advance online and at the door.