Film

Häxan

 
 
Thu, Feb 18, 2016
  • 7:15PM
 
 
LOCATION:
 
RUN TIME: 87min
FORMAT: 16mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
MEMBERS: $7 (free for Level 4 and above)
+  Piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Benjamin Christensen | 1922

With Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen

“The film has acquired impact with age: instead of seeming quaint, the nude scenes and scatological references now have a crumbly, sinister quality—they seem the survivals of ancient, unhealthy imaginations.”
—Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

Masquerading as a documentary, this proto-exploitation danse macabre revels in the perverse and bizarre—satanic rituals, sexual sadism, sacrilegious nuns—as it runs down the sordid history of witchcraft in the Middle Ages. Danish director Christensen’s striking, Bosch-influenced visual style lends the film its still-disturbing impact.

Live Music 
Piano accompaniment 
 

by Steve Sterner

This screening will feature music by acclaimed silent film accompanist Steve Sterner.