A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence – Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center

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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

September 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm EDT



Our collaboration with Little Red Booking continues with the first selection in the Fall/Winter installment of the Kaleidotropes film series, starting with the new film from Swedish master Roy Andersson. A droll and deadpan comedy, equal parts Tati and Beckett, as if Bergman took on the slapstick genre.


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“Like his previous features SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR and YOU, THE LIVING, master Swedish director Roy Andersson takes up the theme of “being a human being” with this meticulously crafted, dreamlike black comedy. Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, take us on a kaleidoscopic tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy, unfolding in absurdist episodes: a sing-along at a 1940s beer hall, a randy flamenco teacher, a thirsty King Charles XII of Sweden en route to battle, and a diabolical metaphor for the horrors inflicted by European colonialism. It is a journey that unveils the beauty of single moments, the pettiness of others, life’s grandeur, and the humor and tragedy hidden within us all.”-Magnolia Pictures

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Dir. Roy Andersson, Sweden, 2014, 101 mins)

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


September 16, 2015
7:00 pm– 9:00 pm EDT
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