This cinematic landmark is hailed as the definitive statement on the end of Communism in Eastern Europe and unfolds in 12 chapters inspired by the tango (six steps forward, six steps back). An excerpt from the Cleveland Cinematheque describes it as "a monumental black comedy with metaphysical overtones; a menacing mystery with an elaborate, interlocking jigsaw structure; and a technical tour-de-force with virtuoso long takes, gorgeous b&w cinematograpy, indelible sound effects, and an unshakeable mood of doom and gloom." This is a major and must-see event for anyone who is interested in the possibilities of cinema as great art.
This very special event was made possible with help from Toby Leonard (Belcourt Theater, Nashville, TN), Dylan Skolnick (Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY), and Katalin Vajda (Magyar Filmunió, Budapest).
$7 ($5 for students, or 2 punches for punchcard holders
Sat January 27, 2007, Noon, Muenzinger Auditorium
Hungary, 1994, in Hungarian, Black and White, 450 min