Luis Buñuel Retrospective


From his beginnings as a godfather of filmic Surrealism to his remarkably fertile exile in Mexico to his late-career renaissance as a titan of international cinema, Spanish-born director Luis Buñuel’s richly varied body of work reveals a consummate film-poet whose movies overflow with unforgettable, dreamlike images. Though he frequently courted controversy for his subversive razzing of religion and middle-class moral hypocrisy, at the heart of Buñuel’s cinema is a pure and unflagging sense of humanism. Films include:

THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE (Luis Buñuel, France/Spain, 1977, 102 min, In French with English subtitles) 
Friday, August 8, 7pm; 9:30pm

THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE  (Luis Buñuel, France, 1972, 102 min, In French with English subtitles) 
Saturday, August 9, 2pm; 4:30pm; 7pm; 9:30pm

THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY (Luis Buñuel, Italy/France, 1974, 104 min. In French with English subtitles)
Sunday, August 10, 2pm;7pm

THE MILKY WAY (Luis Buñuel, Italy/France, 1969, 105 min. In French with English subtitles)
Sunday, August 10, 4:30pm; 9:30pm

FEVER RISES IN EL PAO (Luis Buñuel, France/Mexico, 1959, 97 min. In French with English subtitles)
Monday, August 11, 7pm; 9:15pm

DAUGHTER OF DECEIT (La hija del engaño, Luis Buñuel, Mexico, 1959, 78 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
Tuesday, August 12, 7:30pm; 9:30pm 

THAT IS THE DAWN (Luis Buñuel, Italy/France, 1956, 102 min. In French with English subtitles)
Wednesday, August 13, 7pm

DEATH IN THE GARDEN (Luis Buñuel, France/Mexico, 1956, 104 min. In French with English subtitles)
Wednesday, August 13, 9:30pm

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (El angel exterminador, Luis Buñuel, Mexico, 1962, 95 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)

SIMON OF THE DESERT (Simón del desierto, Luis Buñuel, Mexico, 1965, 45 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
Thursday, August 14, 8pm

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