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Film Series


Jul 11—Aug 14, 2014

From his beginnings as a godfather of filmic Surrealism to his remarkably fertile exile in Mexico to his late-career renaissance as a titan of international cinema, Spanish-born director Luis Buñuel’s richly varied body of work reveals a consummate film-poet whose movies overflow with unforgettable, dreamlike images. Though he frequently courted controversy for his subversive razzing of religion and middle-class moral hypocrisy, at the heart of Buñuel’s cinema is a pure and unflagging sense of humanism.

Los Olvidados

Luis Buñuel’s early masterpiece is a raw portrait of disaffected Mexican youth.

Jul 11—Jul 12, 2014
The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz

A wannabe killer’s attempts at murder are repeatedly thwarted in this macabre comedy.

Jul 12—Jul 13, 2014
L'Age d'Or + Un Chien Andalou

Luis Buñuel made a splash with these landmarks of cinematic surrealism.

Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Land Without Bread + Un Chien Andalou

Two radical and celebrated films from Luis Buñuel's early career.

Wed, Jul 16, 2014

A sexually deviant young woman turns a household upside down in this delirious melodrama.

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

This savagely sacrilegious masterpiece features some of Luis Buñuel’s most audacious set-pieces.

Jul 18—Jul 19, 2014

Catherine Deneuve stars in Luis Buñuel’s most explicit study of sadomasochism.

Jul 19—Jul 20, 2014
A Woman Without Love (Una Mujer Sin Amor)

A wife’s affair has ruinous consequences in this shattering, ultra-rare melodrama.

Mon, Jul 21, 2014
Illusion Travels by Streetcar

Two transit workers embark on a surreal odyssey through Mexico City in a stolen streetcar.

Wed, Jul 23, 2014
The Brute (El Bruto)

A simple-minded strongman finds his political conscience in this sultry melodrama.

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Luis Buñuel’s perverse, sacred-cow-skewering portrait of a husband gripped by jealousy.

Mon, Jul 28, 2014
The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Buñuel offers a revelatory take on the classic novel about a shipwrecked castaway.

Tue, Jul 29, 2014

This personal favorite of Buñuel’s is one of his most probing examinations of faith.

Wed, Jul 30, 2014
The Young One (La joven)

This neglected masterpiece is a scorching tale of sex and sin on an untamed island.

Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Diary of a Chambermaid

A maid contends with foot fetishists, fascists, and a murder in this caustic satire.

Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Belle de Jour

Catherine Deneuve is a housewife with an S&M fetish in this kinky-cool surrealist classic.

Aug 1—Aug 3, 2014
Mexican Bus Ride (Subida al cielo)

Buñuel imbues this rollicking road movie with poetic flights of melancholy and mysticism.

Mon, Aug 4, 2014
Wuthering Heights (Abismos de pasión)

Buñuel’s feverish adaptation of Brontë’s novel of l’amour fou is a Surrealist’s delight.

Tue, Aug 5, 2014
The Great Madcap (El Gran Calavera)

A rich man’s greedy family gets a lesson in humility in this morally complex black comedy.

Wed, Aug 6, 2014
The River and Death (El río y la muerte)

Machismo runs amok in a small town where men are locked in a permanent blood feud.

Wed, Aug 6, 2014
That Obscure Object of Desire

A man is driven to absurd extremes by his love for a fickle dancer in Buñuel’s final film.

Fri, Aug 8, 2014
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Buñuel makes mincemeat of upper-crust social rituals in this absurdist masterpiece.

Sat, Aug 9, 2014
The Phantom of Liberty

Buñuel mercilessly mocked the idea of normalcy in this audacious surrealist fantasia.

Sun, Aug 10, 2014
The Milky Way

Luis Buñuel makes burlesque out of Catholic dogma in this satiric fantasy.

Sun, Aug 10, 2014
Fever Rises in El Pao

A remote island teeters on the brink of revolution in Buñuel’s most explosive political film.

Mon, Aug 11, 2014
Daughter of Deceit (La hija del engaño)

This little-seen, delightfully offbeat comedy zips between melodrama and screwball farce.

Tue, Aug 12, 2014
That is the Dawn (Cela s'appelle l'aurore)

A doctor sheds his bourgeois life to take up the cause of workers’ rights.

Wed, Aug 13, 2014
Death in the Garden (La mort en ce jardin)

Buñuel lets loose with his stylistic flourishes in this subversive jungle-set thriller.

Wed, Aug 13, 2014
The Exterminating Angel + Simon of the Desert

Buñuel is at his most sublimely surreal in these essential satirical masterpieces.

Thu, Aug 14, 2014