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Wednesday, March 23 7:00pm

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This event is supported by: The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, City of Buffalo – Arts & Cultural Funding, Erie County Arts & Cultural Funding, M&T Charitable Foundation and New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

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Kaleidotropes

FRUIT OF PARADISE

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
7pm
@ Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center
$7 General | Free for Squeaky Wheel Members

Kaleidotropes and Squeaky Wheel present Vera Chytilová’s “wild, extravagant, and ravishing” (Jonathan Rosenbaum) follow up to Daisies!

Ovoce stromu rajských jíme (Fruit of Paradise)
Vera Chytilová
99min, digital, Czechoslovakia, 1970

“The late, great Czech filmmaker Věra Chytilová followed her iconic film Daisies (1966) with the even more extraordinary Fruit of Paradise. Examining issues of truth and lies, friendship and betrayals she creates, through a symbolic retelling of the Adam and Eve story, a ravishing tapestry of ideas, textures, and visual tropes set to composer Zdeněk Liška’s incredible score. As a result, Chytilová was condemned by the authorities for her ‘vehicles of nihilism’ and banned from filmmaking for several years. Acknowledged since as a key film of the Czech New Wave but unseen for many years, Fruit of Paradise is a cinematic tour de force of sound, colour and technique by a group of artists working at the peak of their powers.” -Second Run DVD

Kaleidotropes is a series of strange and unearthly delights that is brought to you by Jake Mikler of Little Red Booking and Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center.