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Film Series Hosts an Arty Film Weekend

13 Mar

This Friday and Saturday, the Oberlin Film Series will show three films that may be of particular interest to the artistically inclined:

“In the Realms of the Unreal”
Friday, March 14
West Lecture Hall
8 and 10 PM
A documentary about Henry Darger, a so-called “outsider artist” who worked all his life in menial jobs, living in poverty with no close friends or family. Spending all his off hours alone, he worked endlessly on a 15,000 page illustrated novel entitled “The Realms of the Unreal.” A stunning amalgam of religious imagery, fantasy, and heroic drama, the work was only discovered after Darger was moved to a hospital during the last days of his life.
“Un Chien Andalou” and “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”
A SPECIAL DOUBLE FEATURE
Saturday, March 15
West Lecture Hall
8 and 10 PM
Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali’s short surrealist film, followed by Robert Wiene’s groundbreaking 1920 silent film, which is considered one of the earliest, most influential and most artistically acclaimed German Expressionist films.
All screenings are $1!
 
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