Film Forum members rejoice. Though our program director Adam Sekuler was unable to host this quarter’s free discussion after Warsaw Bridge on Monday, March 29, film professor and critic Dennis West has stepped in to fill his shoes.
March 28 – April 1 (Sunday-Thursday at 7 and 9pm)
Special 20th Anniversary ScreeningMonday 7pm show FREE for Film Forum members!
Followed by a discussion hosted by Dennis West
Directed by Pere Portabella, Spain, 1990
Presented on a new 35mm printA thoroughly engrossing collage of images and surreal sequences woven together by only a loose plot, Warsaw Bridge is one of intermittent filmmaker Pere Portabella’s (Silence Before Bach) masterpieces. Ostensibly about the entanglements of a writer, an orchestra conductor and a professor, the film is more an ode to its medium than an attempt at traditional storytelling. Thick with Buñuelian surrealism, Portabella’s work decades ago as director of Viridiana leaves its mark on Warsaw Bridge, but over the years he has also developed highly original elements in his style.
“Overwhelming and exhausting but always transfixing.” -Time Out New York
“The exquisite images, the superbly rendered music, the bravura style, this bold narrative, the great performances, the perfection of the totality of this unique and vibrant wonderland of a film-How to get it seen in America?” -Jonathan Demme
Northwest Film Forum members, please join us for a free screening and post-film discussion on Monday, March 29 at 7pm.
Discussion will be held after the movie in our workshop room, and will be hosted by film professor and Cineaste editor Dennis West.