FilmSoc Week 11: THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE
17 May, 2016
RC Mills Lecture Room 209
Dir. Víctor Erice, Spain, 1973
Often considered the greatest Spanish film of the 1970s, El espíritu de la colmena takes place in a small Castilian village in 1940, not long after the Spanish Civil War. A traveling movie theatre screens the 1931 film "Frankenstein" for the village, and seven-year old Ana (Ana Torrent) is haunted by the scene in which a young girl is drowned. Anchored by the unforgettably solemn yet curious gaze of its young star, the film is enigmatic, bewitching, visually arresting, and rich in symbolism.
Find us on Tuesday in RC Mills Lecture Room 209. We'll have pizza from 5pm and the screening will start at about 5:15pm. We'll be heading to the Forest Lodge Hotel afterwards for post-film drinks and discussion.
This event is free for members, $5 for Access cardholders. Annual membership is $5 for Access cardholders.