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Cinematheque . Film Schedule . WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES

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The Haunted Cinematheque. 100th Anniversary!

WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES

aka HÄXAN
Sweden | 1922 | Benjamin Christensen

WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES film still

This unique silent film is a semi-documentary exploring the Church’s persecution of witches from the 15th through the 17th centuries—via vivid re-enactments of cases and purported incidents, like the Witches’ Sabbath. (The Devil is played by filmmaker Christensen.) A huge hit among 1920s Surrealists, the film boasts stunning tableaux that evoke Bosch and Bruegel. We will show a recent restoration of the original version of this movie classic (with a newly recorded, authentic orchestral score) and not the jazzy 1967 re-release narrated by William S. Burroughs. “A weird and rather wonderful brew...Remarkable visual flair.” –Time Out Film Guide. Subtitles. Blu-ray. 105 min.

General admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D.holders, and those age 25 & under $8.

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Thursday 10/27
6:45pm
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General Admission: $11
Member: $8 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $8 (proof of age required)
Additional film on the same day: $8 (or the member price for that film)
Note: Certain films cost more. Exceptions are noted.

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