Oct 2016 World Cinema Screenings (every Friday at 8pm)
Oct 7th ~ "Chicken with Plums"
Director: Marjane Satrapi/Vincent Paronnaud (France/Germany 2011)
Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser-Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life, and he decides to confine himself to bed and await death. As he hopes for its arrival, he plunges into deep reveries, with dreams as melancholic as they are joyous.
Oct 14th ~ "Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?"
Director: Ted Kotcheff (France 1978)
Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part is that each chef is killed in the same manner that their own special dish is prepared in. Food critics and the (many) self-proclaimed greatest Chefs in Europe demand the mystery be solved.
Oct 21st ~ "Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train"
Director: Patrice Chéreau (France 1998)
Friends of a recently deceased minor painter Jean-Baptiste Emmerich take a train from Paris to Limoges where he is to be buried, attend his funeral, then gather at the home of his twin brother, Lucien. The mourners include fans, friends, lovers and family. Fascinating to, and desired by, both men and women, Jean-Baptiste's life was sexually charged and filled with intrigue.
OCT 28 ~ "Andy Warhol’s, Blood for Dracula”
Director: Paul Morrissey, (Italy/France 1974)
Udo Kier is without a doubt the sickliest of vampires in any director's interpretation of the Bram Stoker tale. Count Dracula knows that if he fails to drink a required amount of pure virgin's [pronounced "wirgin's"] blood, it's time to move into a permanent coffin. His assistant (Renfield?) suggests that the Count and he pick up his coffin and take a road trip to Italy, where families are known to be particularly religious, and therefore should be an excellent place to search for a virgin bride. They do, only to encounter a family with not one, but FOUR virgins, ready for marriage. The Count discovers one-by-one that the girls are not as pure as they say they are, meanwhile a handsome servant/Communist begins to observe strange behaviour from the girls who do spend the night with the Count. It's a race for Dracula to discover who's the real virgin, before he either dies from malnourishment or from the wooden stake of the Communist!
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