A Bundle of Buñuel
First show: November 23
A Bundle of Buñuel is back! This time presented as part of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers’ Inside The Magnetic Fields: Surrealism at 100
“The real purpose of surrealism was not to create a new literary, artistic, or even philosophical movement, but to explode the social order, to transform life itself.”
–Luis Buñuel, My Last Sigh
Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog), 1929, 16 minutes.
“Eyeball meets razor blade in Buñuel’s landmark first film. Made in collaboration with Dalí, ‘the most famous short film ever made’ (Roger Ebert) is a delirious onslaught of breathtakingly surreal imagery that Buñuel described as “a desperate impassioned call for murder.'” –BAM
L’Age d’Or (La edad de oro), 1930, 63 minutes.
“Buñuel waged a full-on surrealist assault on bourgeois sensibilities with his riot-inducing second film, which begins as a documentary on scorpions, turns into a demented romance about a couple’s attempts to consummate their relationship, and winds up with an orgy straight out of the Marquis de Sade.” –BAM.
Las Hurdes: Tierra Sin Pan (Land Without Bread), 1933, 28 minutes.
A surrealistic documentary portraying a remote region of Spain where civilization has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS