Screening & Live Event
The Saragossa Manuscript (Rekopis Znaleziony W Saragossie)

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Redstone Theater

Introduced by Annette Insdorf, author of Intimations: The Cinema of Wojciech Has

Dir. Wojciech Has. 1965, 184 mins. plus intermission. Newly restored DCP. With Zbigniew Cybulski, Iga CembrzyƄska. A favorite film of Jerry Garcia and Luis Buñuel, The Saragossa Manuscript is a brilliant adaptation of one of the greatest works of world literature. A cult classic, it is a Chinese box tale—a travel story about the supernatural and mystical opposed to the humanist and material world. In 1739, Alphonse van Worden crosses the wild range of the Sierra Morena, a land said to be inhabited only by demons—evil spirits and invisible hands that push travelers into chasms. Although he refuses to listen to those tales, his journey will be a sequence of supernatural and frightful events. But maybe they are only illusions? The film will be introduced by Columbia University professor Annette Insdorf, whose new book on Wojciech Has follows her definitive study of the films of Krzysztof Kieslowski, Double Lives, Second Chances.

Annette Insdorf will sign copies of Intimations: The Cinema of Wojciech Has in the Museum Shop after the screening.

Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact with any questions regarding online reservations.)

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