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Roxie Theater: Duet for Cannibals

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Essayist, novelist, critic, cinephile, and all-around intellectual dynamo Sontag made her directorial debut with this definition-defying, dryly funny psychological serio-comedy, the result of a Swedish studio’s invitation to her to make a film in Stockholm. The result, revolving around the quadrangular relationship between an arrogant ex-revolutionist German intellectual exile, his elegant wife, their Swedish student secretary, and the earnest secretary’s bride-to-be, is a roundelay of partner-swapping that gradually drifts towards uncharted territory, gamesmanship that broaches the surreal and violent. Defying literal-minded interpretation, Duet for Cannibals is both an illustrative companion to Sontag’s criticism, and introduction of a startlingly original filmmaker.

Directed by Susan Sontag, 1969. 105 mins. A Metrograph pictures release.

Details

Date:
December 5
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

Roxie Theater
3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Phone:
(415) 863-1087
Website:
http://www.roxie.com/