AMERICAN GOTHIC: Night of the Hunter

w/ opening acoustic set by Jess Matsen (Dream Sick)
The Night of the Hunter was legendary actor Charles Laughton’s only film directing effort. Combining stark American Gothic realism with Germanic expressionism, the movie is a brilliant good-and-evil parable, with “good” represented by a couple of unforgettable farm kids and a pious old lady (silent movie star Lillian Gish), and “evil” in the hands of a posturing psychopath (the mesmerizing Robert Mitchum).

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This show is co-sponsored by the Hanson Film Institute. bg_logo

POLYSEXUAL DELIRIUM: Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures

(*co-sponsored by the U of A’s LGBT Institute.)
Reviled, rioted over and banned as pornographic even as it was recognized by many as an unprecedented visionary masterpiece, Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures (1963), tonight shown in beautifully restored 16mm print, is one of the most important and influential underground movies ever released in America. In Flaming Creatures, entangle on the floor, and it’s difficult to distinguish one delirious being from another. Jack Smith is considered a visionary photographer, the founding father of performance art and a pioneer of transgressive queer cinema. In celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary and LGBT history month!!
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Wed, Oct 16
POLYSEXUAL DELIRIUM: Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures

WED 10/16
*co-sponsored by the U of A’s LGBT Institute.
Reviled, rioted over and banned as pornographic even as it was recognized by many as an unprecedented visionary masterpiece, Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures (1963), tonight shown in beautifully restored 16mm print, is one of the most important and influential underground movies ever released in America. In Flaming Creatures, bodies entangle on the floor, and it’s difficult to distinguish one delirious being from another. Jack Smith is considered a visionary photographer, the founding father of performance art and a pioneer of transgressive queer cinema. In celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary and LGBT history month!!

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