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Spirit of the Beehive


Images courtesy of Janus Films

Spirit of the Beehive
Victor Erice, 1973


Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Fri, June 16, 2006 7 PM
Sat, June 17, 2006 7 PM

"Close to magic…one of the most beautiful and arresting films ever made."--Derek Malcolm, Guardian (U.K.)

Victor Erice's haunting Spirit of the Beehive is a lyrical portrait of the wonder and vulnerability of childhood.

Parking Alert: The Ohio Union Garage closes for an annual cleaning on Saturday, June 17. Coming to the film that night? Try parking at South Campus Gateway. It's only $1 for up to three hours.

Set in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Spirit of the Beehive follows a little girl who becomes obsessed with the Frankenstein monster after seeing the original Boris Karloff version in her village's town hall. The film was named one of the 20th century's greatest in a worldwide Time Out London poll of directors and critics. (97 mins., 35mm)

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