Surrealist Outdoor Cinema

Surrealist Outdoor Cinema
Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28 (rain date the following night)
Doors open 8:00 pm

Film editor Andy Keir introduces the three films he selected to be screened outdoors in the KMA Sculpture Garden.

July 14Brazil
Terry Gilliam’s Brazil is one of the most influential films of the last forty years. This British dystopian satire, about a meek governmental clerk whose life is destroyed when he tries to correct an administrative error, is a nightmarish futuristic film that blurs illusion and reality. [R, 1985, 142 mins.]

July 21Being John Malkovich
Spike Jonze’s Being John Malkovich is an unreal take on the human desire to experience “fifteen minutes of fame.” The film stars John Cusack as a puppeteer-turned-file clerk who discovers and markets a portal into the mind of actor John Malkovich, featuring the real John Malkovich portraying an exaggerated version of himself. [R, 1999, 112 minutes]

This film will be preceded by “Dr. Breakfast,” a surreal, animated short [7 minutes] directed by Stephen Neary, who will introduce the film.

July 28Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is lauded by critics as one of the most provocative films of the early 2000s. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet star as a couple who each decide to undergo “targeted memory erasure,” a procedure which permanently erases all remnants of their failed relationship from their memories. Written by Gondry, along with Charlie Kaufman and Pierre Bismuth, Eternal Sunshine won the 2004 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. [R, 2004,108 minutes]

Doors open at 7:30 pm, movies start at 9:00 pm. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase and picnicking is welcome.

Last film this Thursday: Admission is Free!