A Bundle of Buñuel
August 25 only
Playing in conjunction with BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES , this dream-logic tour-de-force trifecta of Luis Buñuel’s shorter-than-feature-length films includes L’Age d’Or (35mm), Las Hurdes: Tierra Sin Pan (Land Without Bread), and Un Chien Andalou.
“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
L’Age d’Or (La edad de oro), 1930, 63 minutes. 35mm.
“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. Print courtesy of the Luis Buñuel Film Institute.
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
Las Hurdes: Tierra Sin Pan (Land Without Bread), 1933, 30 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. The making of this film is vividly dramatized in Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, opening August 23.
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BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES – Opening August 23
Salvador Simó’s exquisitely animated film dramatizes and humanizes the creative breakthrough that led surrealist pioneer Luis Buñuel to make his groundbreaking documentary Land Without Bread (Las Hurdes).
THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL – Saturday, August 24 at 7pm
A group of high-society friends are invited to a mansion for dinner and inexplicably find themselves unable to leave in Luis Buñuel’s daring masterpiece. A scathing critique of bourgeois complacency, The Exterminating Angel remains one of the most fascinating and influential films in the history of cinema.
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
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