Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
@ 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)
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.