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Roxie Theater: A Bundle of Buñuel
August 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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.
Tickets for A Bundle of Buñuel as a single program available here. Tickets to see both BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES at 4pm and A BUNDLE OF BUÑUEL at 6pm for $17 available here.
“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.
Special thanks to the Luis Buñuel Film Institute. Presented by RoxCine.