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Jul 01

The Inherent Madness Of Culture

The Werner Herzog retrospective continues with a double feature of bleak comedies about how cultural institutions deform the human soul. Due to the amount of natural light in the church, the first film will begin at 8:30. Doors at 8.

$10 donation requested, not required.

Everyone welcome.

1979 | 80 min | Color
Herzog’s most underrated feature is a black comedy starring Klaus Kinski and Eva Mattes, who won Best Supporting Actress for her role at the Cannes film festival. The film is an adaption of an unfinished play by Georg Buchner, who died at age 23 before he could complete it, and tells the true story of a mad soldier who murdered his wife and was promptly beheaded. Filmed in the Czech Republic.

1970 | 93 min | B&W
“In which a group of little people break out of the institutional facility they live in, and proceed to take over their island habitat – yes, it is as weird as it sounds. It's also a brilliant introduction to Herzog's singular artistic sensibility, his ability to take allegories into some acid-trip territory and his facility for producing unforgettable imagery (once you've seen his cast stage a simian mock-crucifixation, you will never forget it), as well as a great preview of the shape of things to come.”
-Rolling Stone

"I saw the whole film unfold like a continuous nightmare in front of my eyes.”
-Werner Herzog

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What Time? 10:00pm
How Much? $10