Cinema Slapdown, Round 31: ANTICHRIST
Thursday, April 14 at 7 pm
Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor
Come for the film, stay for the fight!
Fun. Fractious. Free.
The Film & Video Department presents Red (a semester of Black and White and Red All Over)
Antichrist, a film by Lars von Trier (2009) Not Rated (NC-17), 108M
Is Lars von Trier’s Antichrist a modernist attempt to add psychological motivation to a tale of possession, or yet another chapter in his serial view of woman as the ultimate evil? Is analysis a way of bringing order to chaos, or a social invention meant to control the uncontrollable female? Is von Trier a modern-day moralist captivated by truth, or a 16th Century inquisitor fascinated by torture?
Join us at Cinema Slapdown as we dismember one of the most controversial films of the new century. Featuring Chicago Tribune’s Michael (“It tore me apart.”) Phillips versus Director of New Student Programs Emily (“I’d like to tear it a new one.”) Easton. Referee’d by Film & Video faculty member and host of Talk Cinema Ron Falzone.