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Lady Chatterley


Image of Special Afflictions courtesy of the artist, commissioned by LUX and Frieze Project

Lady Chatterley
Pascale Ferran, 2006

preceded by Special Afflictions by Ray Harryhozen

Bonnie Camplin, 2006

Contemporary Screen + The Artists Cinema

During this summer's Contemporary Screen series of new international releases, you'll also see new short films by five leading international artists. These commissioned projects were made specifically to be screened before feature films--a lost tradition in cinema exhibition. The films have toured movie theaters in Britain, but the Wexner Center screenings mark the North American premieres of most of the shorts.

Fri, Aug 17, 2007 7 PM
Sat, Aug 18, 2007 7 PM

"Every frame of the movie seems alive: with risk, with pleasure, with a sensuality that is both wild and intelligent."—A. O. Scott, New York Times

Winner of five César Awards (the French Oscars), Lady Chatterley is adapted from an early version of D. H. Lawrence’s once-scandalous novel. The wife of a wealthy, wheelchair-bound mine owner rediscovers the physical and spiritual passion of her life before marriage in an illicit relationship with a taciturn gamekeeper. (168 mins., 35mm)

Bonnie Camplin's Special Afflictions by Roy Harryhozen was inspired by Jack Cardiff’s 1974 film The Mutations and by the classic special effects work of Ray Harryhausen. (5 mins., 35mm)

Jane B. par Agnès V.

See iconic actress Jane Birkin through the eyes of filmmaker Agnès Varda in a special double feature on Saturday, October 10. 

The Decline of Western Civilization

Don't miss your chance to see filmmaker Penelope Spheeris introduce her iconic The Decline of Western Civilization on Friday, October 23—get your tickets now.