Monday, January 9, 2017

Facing Fascism: Time Capsules

Facing Fascism: Time Capsules is what The Bijou is calling its mini-fest (small festival) of time-honored art-house films to be presented in its screening room at 304 E. Broad St. As you will see there's a theme that ties the four features together.

The screenings will run Thursday through Sunday over two weekends. The first pair of classics will be presented January 19-22: Two easy-to-love uplifting films. Both chuckle in the face of the pomposity of fascist dictatorships: Charlie Chaplin's “The Great Dictator” and Federico Fellini's “Amarcord.”

The second pair will be presented January 26-29: One, a story that reveals the special lure fascism can have for a rube on-the-make looking to improve his station, quickly. The other, a film that pulls back the curtain to reveal the methods of control of a brutal authoritarian regime: Louis Malle's “Lacombe, Lucien” and Costa-Gavras' “Z.”

Show Times:

Thur. Jan 19: “The Great Dictator” at 6:20 p.m. and “Amarcord” at 9 p.m.
Fri., Jan 20: “The Great Dictator” at 6:20 p.m. and again at 9 p.m.
Sat., Jan 21: “Amarcord” at 6:20 p.m. and again at 9 p.m.
Sun., Jan 22: “Amarcord” at 3;40 p.m. “The Great Dictator” at 6:20 p.m.

Thur., Jan. 26: “Z” at 6:20 p.m. and Lacombe, Lucien at 9 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 27: “Z” at 6:20 p.m. and again at 9 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 28: “Lacombe, Lucien” at 6:05 p.m and again at 9 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 29: “Lacombe, Lucien” at 3:20 p.m. and “Z” at 6:20 p.m.


$7 at the door; $5 with student ID.

More news about this mini-fest will soon be released. In the meantime, RVA Dirt has the scoop.

The Facebook event page is here.

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