With its frank depiction of violence, nudity, and sexual perversion, the film was banned in the US upon its release. Visually stunning and masterfully directed by the Danish Benjamin Christensen (who also, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, plays the unforgettable role of the devil in the film), HÄXAN is considered a key horror text--one that heavily influenced future horror films, including THE EXORCIST among others.
A hallucinatory blend of fiction, documentary and animation, it’s truly one of a kind. A film, as historian Chris Fujiwara points out, that we’ve all heard of, but few have truly seen. What better way to mark All Hallows’ Eve?
Silent Revue is curated by Alicia Fletcher
Live accompaniment by Jordan Klapman
Special Event Pricing $15, Members $12