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Keyhole Preceded by Visitation


Preceded by Visitation
(Guy Maddin, 2011)

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Thu, Aug 30, 2012 7 PM
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 7 PM

"A perfect gateway into the bizarre and fertile world of a unique film artist."—A. O. Scott, New York Times

Guy Maddin's singularly twisted take on The Odyssey returns to Columbus! Starring Isabella Rossellini and Jason Patric, Keyhole follows a gangster named Ulysses who navigates spectral memories in the rooms of his hideout instead of the epic voyage of legend. Described by Maddin as "the autobiography of a house" and notable for its Maddinesque elements—lush black & white cinematography, sexual mischief, and offbeat humor—Keyhole represents a wonderful next step in this Canadian filmmaker's artistic trajectory. The Wexner Center provided commissioning funds for Keyhole's production, as well as editing support from the Film/Video Studio Program. Maddin, the 2008–09 Wexner Center Artist Residency Award recipient in film/video, introduced the film at a members’ screening last September. (93 mins., HDcam)

The evening begins with Visitation (2011), the latest hand-painted, gothic short from the acclaimed experimental animator Suzan Pitt. Her landmark film Asparagus (1979) screened with David Lynch's Eraserhead on the midnight movie circuit. (9 mins., video)

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