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Bluebeard, The Sleeping Beauty

Film/Video

Bluebeard

Bluebeard

Image courtesy of Strand Releasing

Bluebeard

Bluebeard

Image courtesy of Strand Releasing

Bluebeard

Bluebeard

Image courtesy of Strand Releasing

The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty

Image courtesy of Strand Releasing

The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty

Image courtesy of Strand Releasing

Bluebeard - Official Trailer
The Sleeping Beauty | Trailer | 2010 | Catherine Breillat | La belle endormie
Bluebeard
The Sleeping Beauty

(Catherine Breillat, 2009)
(Catherine Breillat, 2010)

2nd film screens at 8:30 PM

Retrospective: Catherine Breillat

“The pleasures of Ms. Breillat’s work are its commitment and seriousness and its raw, sometimes very funny perversity: she lets everything hang out, without apologies.”—New York Times

Tue, Sep 30, 2014 7 PM

In this double-bill, Breillat continues her portrayal of young female sexuality through two 17th century fairy tales by one of the inventors of the genre, author Charles Perrault. Bluebeard is the story of an aristocratic ogre with a history of murdering his wives and his most recent bride—just a child—who schemes to escape the fate of her predecessors. (78 mins., HDCam) In The Sleeping Beauty, a young girl cursed by a witch to die at 16 is given a reprieve by her three sisters, who instead cast a spell that causes her to sleep for 100 years. When awakened from her enchanted dream state as a fully formed adolescent, she embarks on a journey that teaches her not all endings are happy ones. (82 mins., HDCam)

Special thanks to Unifrance for their generous support of this retrospective.

Man with a Movie Camera

Be here Monday, September 14 as Alloy Orchestra takes the stage in our Film/Video Theater to accompany a restoration of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.

Clark

Join us Thursday, September 10 for a Next@Wex double bill featuring Tyondai Braxton and Clark, two innovators in the experimental electronica scene.