Moca + Cinematheque: Matthew Barney's 'River Of Fundament'

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Moca + Cinematheque: Matthew Barney's 'River Of Fundament'
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Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland MOCA says
A Special Event | Cleveland Premiere

The indescribable but visually stupendous new film River of Fundament, by artist and filmmaker Matthew Barney (the Cremaster cycle, Drawing Restraint 9) is a 5 hour and 19 minute film (with music by Jonathan Bepler) in three acts. It will be shown with two 20-minute intermissions on Saturday, and a 20-min. intermission and a one-hour dinner break on Sunday.

Inspired by Norman Mailer’s 1983 novel Ancient Evenings (set in ancient Egypt) and featuring an all-star cast (Paul Giamatti, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ellen Burstyn, Aimee Mullins, Elaine Stritch, Debbie Harry, et al., with cameos by Dick Cavett, Salman Rushdie, James Toback, etc.), the film is a tale of regeneration and rebirth in which Mailer’s soul, aided by deceased Pharaohs and Egyptian deities, seeks reincarnation and immortality. Much of the movie is set in the writer’s Brooklyn Heights brownstone during his wake. There New York’s cultural elite rubs elbows with the unseen dead while Mailer’s soul struggles to be reborn from a mystical River of Feces flowing beneath his house. A separate “subplot” finds the hero’s journey paralleled by the rise and fall of the American automobile industry.

Schedule*
Saturday
Act 1 (115 min) 6PM
Act 2 (108 min) 8:15PM
Act 3 (96 min) 10:25PM

Sunday
Act 1 (115 min) 1:30PM
Act 2 (108 min) 3:45PM
Act 3 (96 min) 6:30PM

*Film will be shown with two 20-minute intermissions on Saturday and a 20-minute intermission and a 1-hour dinner break on Sunday.

Ticket Price
MOCA Cleveland members, Cinematheque members, CIA + CSU student IDs, and under age 25 can see all 3 acts on the same day for $20. Or, see individual acts for $10.
For all others, see all 3 acts on the same day for $30. Or, see individual acts for $15.

RSVP-ing here does not guarantee a ticket - you must buy one on Brown Paper Tickets or in person. Tickets for individual acts (if available) can be purchased at the Cinematheque Box Office on the day of the screening.
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By: Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland MOCA

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