Spirit of the Beehive

Film/Video

Images courtesy of Janus Films

Spirit of the Beehive

Victor Erice, 1973

Classics

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)

Viewing Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

The Wex is closed Thu, Dec 25, and Thu, Jan 1, but our galleries will be open Fri, Dec 26, through Tue, Dec 30, 10 AM–8 PM. Learn more about our holiday hours here.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."