Egyptian Theatre
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Sun, Jun 1, 2014
7:30pm
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IT’S BEEN SURREAL: FILMS OF LUIS BUÑUEL
Double Feature!
THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE / THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Luis Buñuel Film Institute.
Production-related gems from the Buñuel Institute archive will be on display. See foreign posters for THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE, the script to THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY (yep, these stream-of-consciousness films had screenplays) and rare archival photos!
THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE
1972, Rialto Pictures, 102 min, France, Dir: Luis Buñuel

This later Luis Buñuel masterpiece and 1973 Best Foreign-Language Oscar winner is a return to the subversive director’s Surrealist roots and a showcase for his scrumptiously satirical wit. A sextet of upper-class friends (including Fernando Rey, Stéphane Audran, Delphine Seyrig and Jean-Pierre Cassel) attempt to dine together but are continually stalled by a streaming series of vaudevillian events, both real and dreamed. In French and Spanish with English subtitles.


THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY
LE FANTÔME DE LA LIBERTÉ
1974, Rialto Pictures, 104 min, France/Italy, Dir: Luis Buñuel

Surreal even by Buñuel standards, this loosely connected series of Monty Pythonesque sketches thumbs its nose at the conventions of storytelling as well as those of bourgeois society. Buñuel and co-writer Jean-Claude Carrière dream up dirty pictures of French architecture, poker-playing monks, celebrity snipers, fox-hunting tanks and more, setting the table for a banquet of free-wheeling satire. In French with English subtitles.


Screening format: 35mm
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Jun 1, 2014 • 7:30pm
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