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Criterion Collection DVD Release Party Simon of the Desert


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Criterion Collection
DVD Release Party
Simon of the Desert
Reception and Criterion DVD sale at 6 PM
Mon, Feb 9, 2009 7 PM

Criterion Collection Executive Producer Kim Hendrickson provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Tiffany’s of DVD production, including how titles are selected and what goes into a complete Criterion package.

Then watch Luis Buñuel’s Simon of the Desert—a surrealist’s skeptical but sweet satire about the life of an ascetic saint tempted by a devilishly beautiful (and female) devil. Criterion calls the film “wild and wicked.” (45 mins.).

Criterion’s new DVD of this classic features a restored high-definition digital transfer of the film, a 1995 documentary by Emilio Maillé about Buñuel’s work in Mexico, a new interview with actress Silvia Pinal (who plays the devil), and a booklet with a new essay by critic Michael Wood and a reprinted essay by Buñuel himself.

Join us in the Wexner Center Store from 6 to 7 PM for light refreshments while shopping our entire selection of Criterion DVDs at 30% off the regular price.

DVD + admission special offer limited to the first 100 people. You'll be able to pick up the DVD at the reception.

Attending this event? Let your friends know and RSVP on Facebook.

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