Egyptian Theatre
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Sun, Jan 19, 2014

LUNACY / "Dimensions Of Dialogue" / “Street of Crocodiles”

The feature LUNACY (see description below) will be followed by two short films:

"Dimensions Of Dialogue," 1982, 12 min. Arguably Svankmajer’s greatest film, and one of the most startling animated shorts ever made. Here, he explores the various forms of dialogue through Archimbaldo-like heads that cannibalize and devour each other in a savage game. Heads clank and rattle, clay figures kiss and melt. In Czech with English subtitles.

Street of Crocodiles,” 1986, 21 min. Terry Gilliam rates this Brothers Quay classic as one of the 10 best animated films of all time. Based on a short story by Polish writer Bruno Schulz. A museum attendant spits into an old viewing Kinetoscope, which activates the nightmarish Schulzian theatre, a bizzare puppet underworld amidst rust and filth. In English and Polish with English subtitles.

2005, Zeitgeist Films, 118 min, Czech Republic, Dir: Jan Svankmajer

Noted Czech director Jan Svankmajer channels Edgar Allan Poe and the Marquis de Sade in this surreal horror film. Beset by nightmares, Jean Berlot (Pavel Liska) visits an asylum at the suggestion of the debauched Marquis (Jan Tríska). The asylum embodies poles of excessive freedom and excessive discipline, and when Berlot falls for a woman there, he discovers how thin the line between madness and sanity really is. In Czech with English subtitles.

Screening formats: 35mm (LUNACY and "Street of Crocodiles") and Blu-ray ("Dimensions of Dialogue")
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Jan 19, 2014 • 7:30pm

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