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@ Gallery 5, Richmond Public Library Main Branch & more

Thursday, March 14th

Richmond Main Public Library at 2 pm , FREE

Land without Bread (Bunuel,’32, 27 min.) & Detour (Ulmer, ’46, 67 min.)

Luis Bunuel’s only documentary, an abject portrayal of isolated peasants in Spain, was banned on release. A unique work in cinema from the surrealist director of Un Chien Andalou.  The brilliance of Edgar Ulmer’s archetypal Detour is the distillation of the film noir form into sixty-seven gut-wrenching minutes! with Ann Savage, Tom Neal

Friday, March 15th

Richmond Main Public Library at 2 pm, FREE

Sunrise: A Story of Two Humans (Murnau, ’27, 97 min.)

Director F. W. Murnau’s one-turn in Hollywood produced a silent hybrid—a German expressionist film made in America. A noir-fable of betrayal and forgiveness, lyrically filmed by Karl Struss & Charles Rosher. Janet Gaynor won an Oscar as the wife, George O’Brien plays the husband. Introduction by Ted Salins, film professor, and historian.

Sunday, March 17th

Gallery 5

Puppet-Making Workshop with guest Tim Clarke!

at 5 pm, $20 admission or $10 to observe

Learn how the pros do it! Basic puppet-making head-to-head with master puppet-maker Tim Clarke, who worked with Jim Henson and created the Boglins. Materials included. Limit is 15 to participate.

Silent/Music Revival: THE WIMPS live with Jean Vigo’s Zero de Conduite (’33)

8 pm, donations accepted, approx. 43 min

Vigo gave us the first teen-school-rebellion film with _Zero for Conduct—_perhaps not so unusual for the son of an anarchist. One of the last silent classics, softly surreal and warmly human. With live accompaniment by The Wimps who perform back-screen!

Strange Projections: The Leprechaun (Jones,’93, 93 min.)

Following the Silent/Music Revival

So you think clowns are scary? From the vaults of less-than-classic videos, The Leprechaun will make you think twice about feeling lucky.

On VHS baby!

Find more information & the entire JRFF schedule here!