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The Exterminating Angel + Simon of the Desert

Thu, Aug 14, 2014
  • 8PM
MEMBERS: $9 (Movie Moguls free)
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $10 (29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
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Thursday August 14, 2014
Performances no longer available.
Part of BAMcinématek 2014 series Buñuel
Directed by Luis Buñuel
The Exterminating Angel (1962)

With Silvia Pinal, Enrique Rambal, Claudio Brook
Run time: 94min
In French with English subtitles


A genteel dinner party descends into depravity when the guests become convinced that they’re unable to leave, in Buñuel’s sublimely sadistic cartoon satire of bourgeois pretensions. As all semblance of social order breaks down, the director unleashes a torrent of uncanny dream imagery—from a live bear to a creepy, crawling severed hand—superbly shot by the great Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa.

Simon of the Desert (1965)

With Claudio Brook, Silvia Pinal
Run time: 45min
In Spanish with English subtitles


Buñuel offers up his brilliantly satirical, outré take on the story of a saint who spent decades atop a pillar, whilst trying to resist the temptations of the Devil (played by Mexican superstar Silvia Pinal). Dave Kehr called it: “forty-three minutes of perfect filmmaking.”