The Fall of the House of Usher – with bonus short film An Andalusian Dog – Saturday November 5!
(aka – Chute de le Maison Usher, and Un Chien Andalou)
A Silent Films / Live Music presentation featuring a score from the VOC Silent Film Harmonic.
Chute de le Maison Usher:
Allan visits the sinister Usher family mansion, where his friend Roderick is painting a portrait of his sickly wife Madeline. The portrait seems to be draining the life out of Madeline, slowly leading to her death.
Faro Island Film Festival: Outstanding Artistic Contribution award winner!
4/4 Stars! “one of the most haunting spaces in the movies…a boldly surrealist film.” (Roger Ebert)
4/4 Stars! “masterwork of the silent era…to look at the screen of this film is to witness a portal into a complex, heretofore unknown dimension of cinematic representation.” (Slant)
Un Chien Andalou:
Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present 16 minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.
100%! “A hugely influential masterpiece stuffed with iconic sequences, Un Chien Andalou has lost none of its power to enthrall – or unsettle.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
4/4 Stars! “absolutely essential viewing for anyone seriously interested in cinema.” (Combustible Celluloid)
4/4 Stars! “a masterpiece” (Larsen On Film)
*Please take note that doors open 30 minutes before showtimes. We encourage people to arrive early. We have a small box office, a small candy bar, and a single-screen cinema, meaning that when most of an audience shows up a few minutes before showtime, it causes a bottleneck. If possible, we appreciate you arriving a little bit early to pick out your seat and get your popcorn. Thanks for your help!