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Repertory Series: Keaton-esque • A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM • Sunday 12/30 at 2:15

Fri, Dec 28, 2018

Staff PicksKeaton-esqueScreening on 35mmRepertory Series

Army of Darkness

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(1992) dir Sam Raimi w/Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz [81 min; 35mm]
Though the main comedic touchstones for the Evil Dead movies are the Three Stooges, Bruce Campbell’s unflappable performance seems to be connected to Keaton in his ability to take on increasingly incredible situations – even being attacked by a tiny version of himself – with a sort of naïve bravado.

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UN CHIEN ANDALOU
(1929) dir Luis Buñuel; Co-scr Salvador Dalí [16 min; 35mm]
Buñuel and Dalí were both heavily influenced by silent comedians and their disruptive approaches to everyday annoyances and major catastrophes alike. And that goes double for Keaton, whose films Dalí once called “pure poetry” and Buñuel cited as the “equivalent of surrealism” in cinema. Staff Pick: Erica – This film is a good start if you want to dive into Avant Garde film.

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Friday 12/28
at 9:30 PM

 
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  • Repertory Series: Keaton-esque • A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM • Sunday 12/30 at 2:15