Church of Film

May 7th, 2018


Monday, May 7th. 9:30pm at Century. Free admission & popcorn! Stefano, a writer, receives a secondhand typewriter from his girlfriend Alessandra, and discovers that he can still read the text imprinted on the ribbon. It leads him down a dark trail, uncovering the story of the scientist Paulo Zeder, and the search for mysterious K-Zones, where the dead can be brought back to life… Italian genre master Pupi Avati's ZEDER was an atypical twist on the zombie film, replacing shock horror with moody atmosphere, science fiction, Occult fascination and tragic romance, elevating genre schlock to a higher plane, and creating a new kind of horror picture.
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May 14th, 2018


Monday, May 14th. 9:30pm at Century. Free admission & popcorn! Perrot, an elderly millionaire, patronizes the arts and toys with the lives of artists as a deadly game. He's met his match, however, when he takes an interest in Françoise, a poor Bohemian novelist. For Françoise is also a genius, a psychic, and a Surrealist witch! Director Juan Luis Bunuel (son of Luis Bunuel) proved every bit his father's equal in THE WOMAN WITH THE RED BOOTS, starring Catherine Deneuve and Fernando Rey in a playful, eccentric, and dark surrealist masterpiece!
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May 21st, 2018


Monday, May 21st. 9:30pm at Century. Free admission & popcorn! Two American killers, separated not just by decades and hundreds of miles, but by age and just about everything else. LANDSCAPE SUICIDE revisits the scenes of the crimes of Ed Gein and Bernadette Protti as the actors portraying them perform dialogue from trial transcripts. In his moody and haunted retread of the places stained by murders, by the grounds familiar to those who killed, experimental director James Benning touches deep on the American psyche. [CW: documentary violence against animals].
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May 28th, 2018

Mister Designer at Century

Monday, May 28th. 9:30pm at Century! Free admission & popcorn! Platon Andreyevich, an ingenious artist and designer who at one time had led the avant-garde with a treatise on how the artist might perfect the imperfect creations of the gods, seems to be slipping into madness. He is obsessed with using models to create lifelike dolls, and haunted by strange memories. One day he is approached by a wealthy client to design a house for his wife. But the man’s wife seems strangely familiar—is she one of Platon’s former models, or one of his dolls? Oleg Teptsov’s MISTER DESIGNER is a lavish gothic tale based on a story by Alexander Grin (Morgiana) that builds towards a spiraling, hallucinatory climax of horror and psychedelic lunacy. Also, the soundtrack is a killer!
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May 30th, 2018


Wednesday, May 30th. 8pm at the Clinton Street Theater. $5-8 suggested donation. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the failed uprising in France that nevertheless shook the world! CINEMA OF MAY '68 is a program of experimental shorts by greats like rebel actor Pierre Clementi, whose kaleidopscopic Kenneth Angeresque montage, LE REVOLUTION N'EST QU'UN DEBUT. CONTINUONS LE COMBAT, was made as the protestors battled in the streets. And the radical Zanzibar collective's greatest alum, Philippe Garrel, with his celebrated street essay ACTUA 1. Both of these films were considered lost. Other shorts will explore the Bohemian counterculture of the soixante-huitards, Surrealism, Situationism, and Philosophy in the Streets! Shorts will be accompanied by high quality documentary footage of the barricades and protests, edited by Church of Film. The struggle continues!
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