THE LOVE WITCH (35mm)
First show: January 13
SHOW ADDED on Sunday, January 21 @6pm!
BEST OF O-SCOPE: CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF OSCILLOSCOPE FILMS
The New York based independent film distributor has helped to change the face of art house movie releasing! A current wave of artist-driven, youth-oriented independent cinema owes a great deal to this industry-leading company, founded by the late Adam Yauch, and still going strong as it enters its second decade.
PART I: THE LOVE WITCH
Our first pick of Oscilloscope favorites goes to THE LOVE WITCH! An instant hit with Roxie audiences last year, Anna Biller’s film is sly, sexy, colorful and unspeakably entertaining – but, believe it or not, it’s so much more. Paying tribute to the era when the sexual revolution was captured in beautiful, Technicolor tones – while also commenting on love and relationships in our modern world – Biller is able to single-handedly create ’60s-inflected feminist fantasy in the modern day. Whether it’s the lensing, the impeccable costuming, the splashes of color, the rhythm of speech, or the remarkable set design, THE LOVE WITCH is like visiting a lost world of film, and perhaps one of the last feature films to be made with the techniques of the Technicolor era.
In THE LOVE WITCH, Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved drives her to the brink of insanity and murder. THE LOVE WITCH explores female fantasy and the repercussions of pathological narcissism.
We are thrilled to bring this indie classic back on 35mm! THANK YOU OSCILLOSCOPE!
120m / USA / 35mm
THE LOVE WITCH (35mm): Upcoming Showtimes