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Cinematheque: ‘Taxidermia’ (2006)


This Wednesday, 2/29, at 6:30 pm in Crawford 169 is the fourth Cinematheque screening of the semester. Javier O’Neil-Ortiz (Ph.D. candidate, film studies) will present Taxidermia (2006), the fourth in our ‘Anthropomorphism‘ series. About ‘Taxidermia’ (from ‘Netflix’): Surreal and grotesque, this black comedy spanning three generations of men serves as an absurdist journey through the history of Hungary, from World War II through the communist era to the present. In postwar Hungary, a depraved hospital orderly spawns an outrageously obese son, Kalman (Gergely Trócsányi), who in turn goes on to raise his own progeny, a skinny boy (Marc Bischoff) freakishly obsessed with taxidermy. How to get to Crawford Hall from the Cathedral of Learning: Exit the Cathedral of Learning towards Fifth Ave. Take a right on Fifth Ave. Turn left on Tennyson Ave. (between Alumni Hall and Clapp Hall). Pass Clapp Hall and Langley Hall on your right. The building immediately after Langley Hall (and also on your right) is Crawford Hall. Next Cinematheque screening: 3/14: Katie Bird, ‘The Seventh Continent’ (1990)