Church of Film

March 31st, 2019

The Little Mermaid at Psychic

Sunday, March 31st at Psychic. 7:30pm, FREE! The familiar H.C. Andersen fairy tale as re-told by the luminaries of the Czechoslovakian New Wave! A beautiful mermaid princess rescues a human prince from a shipwreck and falls in love. To see her prince again, she sacrifices her voice and leaves her utopian undersea world in order to walk among the troubled world of mankind. But this isn't Disney. It's a story of love, silence, pain, and ultimately tragic sacfrice. Designed by the brilliant Esther Krumbachova (Daisies), with a score by Lubos Fiser (Valerie & Her Week of Wonders), and directed by Czech film elder statesman Karel Kachyna (The Ear), THE LITTLE MERMAID is one of the unquestioned masterworks of post-New Wave Czechoslovakian cinema.
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April 1st, 2019

Shuji Terayama's The Boxer at Century

Monday, April 1st. 9:30pm at Century. Free admission & popcorn! Hayato was a boxer in his prime, until disgusted by the violence of the sport, he walked away. Tenma is a young boxer who has accidentally killed Hayato’s brother. When Hayato, gradually going blind and withering in lonely poverty, agrees to become Tenma’s coach, he is thrust back into the bloody arena, with the person he least wants to be in there with. THE BOXER is psychedelic Rocky knockoff (?!) by the multi-faceted avant-garde legend Shuji Terayama (Pastoral, Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets). This is, well, a weird one to say the least.
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April 3rd, 2019

Evening Land at the Clinton Street Theater

Wednesday, April 3rd. 8pm at the Clinton Street Theater! $5-8 suggested donation. A vision of an alternate future: three thousand workers at a shipyard in Copenhagen go on strike, protesting the building of nuclear vessels for what many suspect is a military complex developing in the European Union. Within one week, a general strike shuts the country down, a radical cell kidnaps a foreign minister, and the authoritarian underpinnings of a bourgeois democracy are laid bare. The politicians, the workers, the media, the police, the extra-parliamentary guerrillas, all in close-up. EVENING LAND is Peter Watkins’ (The War Game, Privilege) disturbing, paranoid, and controversial docudrama vision of how quickly a country can spin out from radical positive potential toward chaos and reaction.
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