Egyptian Theatre
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Sat, May 31, 2014
7:30pm
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IT’S BEEN SURREAL: FILMS OF LUIS BUÑUEL
Surrealist Ball!
“Un Chien Andalou” / “Land Without Bread” / BELLE DE JOUR
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Luis Buñuel Film Institute.

Production-related gems from the Buñuel Institute archive will be on display. See the first draft of the “Un Chien Andalou” script, revisit Las Hurdes with archival photos from “Land Without Bread” and check out the books that influenced BELLE DE JOUR!

85th Anniversary! New Digital Restoration!
Un Chien Andalou
1929, Transflux Films, 16 min.
Director Luis Buñuel collaborated with artist Salvador Dalí for this groundbreaking short film, a resounding war cry of Surrealism, which bleeds its arresting images (a slit eyeball, an ant-infested hand) into one dreamlike tableau. Different from the version we screened two years ago, this is much closer to what audiences would have seen at the film’s Paris premiere. In French with English subtitles.

New Digital Restoration!
Land Without Bread
1933, Buñuel Institute, 30 min.
Originally banned by the Spanish government, Buñuel’s profile of the remote border region of Las Hurdes looks at lives so arduous they border on the absurd. Documentary or mockumentary? See this new director’s cut and judge for yourself. In French with English subtitles.
Discussion following "Land Without Bread" with restoration producers.

Feature Presentation:
BELLE DE JOUR
(see description below)

A pageant of iconic Buñuel characters will greet you when you arrive for the Surrealist Ball, which will feature appetizers from Buñuel’s personally curated home dinner menu, his favorite martinis (that just might be served by a nun), rare photos and more Buñuelian interludes. Wear your most surreal ensemble to enter our costume contest!
BELLE DE JOUR
1967, Janus Films, 101 min, France, Dir: Luis Buñuel

Housewife and glacial beauty Séverine (Catherine Deneuve), frigid at home with her doctor husband, indulges in private erotic fantasies that range from sadomasochistic to scatological. To realize her innermost sexual proclivities, Séverine becomes a prostitute at a local brothel, working only on weekday afternoons and taking on the moniker Belle de Jour. Forty-five years after its initial release, Luis Buñuel’s subversive mega-classic is as boundary-pushing as ever, its deft mix of edge and lightness underscored by Deneuve’s nimbly cool performance. In French with English subtitles.


BELLE DE JOUR screens in a 35mm print.
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, May 31, 2014 • 7:30pm
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