september, 2020

18sep(sep 18)12:00 am02oct(oct 2)12:00 amFaust: Animated Allegory(september 18) 12:00 am - (october 2) 12:00 am Epsilon Spires

Event Details

Tickets are $10, for 72 hours of access. Streaming begins on Midnight, September 18th. RSVP for Link: https://www.epsilonspires.org/event-info/animated-allegory-faust

FAUST (1994). Directed by Jan Švankmajer. 97 min.
In Czech, with English subtitles.
Jan Švankmajer’s interpretation of the infamous fable uses a visually fantastic combination of live-action, claymation, puppet theatre, and stop-motion animation to resemble the subconscious experience of a dream. In interviews Švankmajer explained the political implications of the film, that passivity in accepting oppressive structures are what leads this contemporary Faust to damnation.
“Although the story was originally intended as a morality play, the themes of external manipulation and powerlessness are key in this version of Faust. While Marlowe and Goethe’s protagonists aim to be masters of their own destinies, Švankmajer’s Faust seems (at times literally) guided by puppet-masters.”- David Heslin, Senses of Cinema

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyW46Pbsp9k

“A FILM WHICH GALVANISES THE MIND AND ASTONISHES THE EYE. IN A WORD, MAGIC.”– Time Out

“ASTONISHING, COMPLETELY MAD AND NOT TO BE MISSED. The experience feels very much like stepping into a very believable but totally absurd parallel universe.”– BBC

“With its blend of live action, chattering marionettes, and weird stop-motion sequences—not to mention the pitch-black of the humor—FAUST THROWS YOU OFF BALANCE MORE THROUGHLY THAN ANY OTHER MOVIE IN TOWN”– The New Yorker

Time

September 18 (Friday) 12:00 am - October 2 (Friday) 12:00 am

Location

Epsilon Spires

190 Main Street

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