Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages Presented By Silent Revue

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“It is in reality a pictorial history of black magic, of witches, of the Inquisition, and the thousand and one inhumanities of the superstition-ridden Middle Ages. Many of its scenes are unadulterated horror.” – Variety review Dec. 1921

Break out your broomstick and scrub that cauldron because Silent Revue is back with the perfect Halloween treat—the Scandinavian horror masterpiece HÄXAN: WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES! The first film in our new season, Deadly Dames of the Silent Screen, HÄXAN is a witch’s brew of sorcery, spells and devil-worship. With its frank depiction of violence, nudity, and sexual perversion, the film was banned in the US upon its release. Visually stunning and masterfully directed by the Danish Benjamin Christensen (who also, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, plays the unforgettable role of the devil in the film), HÄXAN is considered a key horror text--one that heavily influenced future horror films, including THE EXORCIST among others.

A hallucinatory blend of fiction, documentary and animation, it’s truly one of a kind. A film, as historian Chris Fujiwara points out, that we’ve all heard of, but few have truly seen. What better way to mark All Hallows’ Eve?

Silent Revue is curated by Alicia Fletcher

Live accompaniment by Jordan Klapman

Special Event Pricing $15, Members $12
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By: Silent Revue