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
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.
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!