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Re: Don and Elliot bring THE DARK SIDE OF THE DREAM to the Roxie, March 23-26 (12 films)
Thanks, Dan. This is first and foremost an Elliot show, with MCP co-producing. We thought that given what's been happening in the USA for the past fourteen months, enough buildup for a show of this nature had occurred to make it a galvanizing event. The tendency of most cinephiles to enforce a separation between aesthetics and politics, becoming over-marinated in matters of the self, has contributed significantly to what we've been facing, and THE DARK SIDE OF THE DREAM is a reminder that these problems in America are not new, and rather like certain stubborn vampires in a particularly overwrought subset of horror movie, they seem to reappear in the fashion of the "return of the repressed." The oddly arresting "pastel" poster (from France, of course...) for THE NAKED KISS
The twelve films have their individual takes on that phenomenon, as seen by those Hollywood filmmakers who cut against the grain and zeroed in on these issues as they were happening back then. Elliot has picked those films with a vengeance and was kind enough to drop in a few that are near/dear to my heart as well. Hope to see all of the SF BB contingent out in force for this one starting on Friday March 23.