Essential Cinema: Film as a Subversive Art

BIRDS, ORPHANS, AND FOOLS

Directed by Juraj Jakubisko/Jud Yalkut

Czechoslovakia/USA, 1969/67, 1h 42min, DCP, In Slovak with English subtitles

Essential Cinema  Film as a Subversive Art

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX, 78752

Pricing

General Public
$13.50 evening / $11 matinee

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere.

Student discount: $4 off (only available at the box office with valid student ID)

“A delirious tour de force…a mad universe of surrealist tableaux”
—Amos Vogel

Like Jules and Jim trading the French countryside for a bombed-out Eastern Europe, two men and a woman revert to childhood games and hopscotch toward nightmarish consequences in a decidedly adult world. Shot in the immediate wake of the Soviet invasion of 1968, the film was banned until 1989. Screening with the “strangely compelling study” KUSAMA’S SELF-OBLITERATION (24 min), “a thought-provoking attempt at pantheism and ego transcendence” featuring artist Yayoi Kusama.

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