Posted on 6/28/10 06:59 PM
Tonight we found the coolest hole in the wall place that screens alternative films for free. It's run by a spanish guy named Josee (not sure how to spell it, but it's pronounced ho-sway) and his wife who is a spanish flamenco dancer. It has strange art all over the place and tonight they were holding a Bunuel double feature of Un Chien Andalou and L'Age D'Or. Un Chien is great, I'd seen it before, but L'Age D'Or was just as good or better. Bunuel's early films are so purely artistic. The way he transforms the idea of narrative is fascinating to watch, he, beyond all other directors I think, feels like a true artist who has simply chosen cinema as his medium. The film was a surreal attack on bourgeosie life with plenty of humor and extremely visual interpretations of things Bunuel wished to convey. L'Age D'Or put a smile on my face for it's entire duration. Especially the part where Jesus walks out of an orgy, ha!