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Fluent City Presents: ORPHEUS
Thursday, February 16 @ 7:00 pm
Jean Cocteau’s ‘Orpheus’ (1949)
“Seeing Orpheus today is like glimpsing a cinematic realm that has passed completely from the scene.” – Roger Ebert
“Its tight cross-lacing of paranoid dreaming and poetic realism grips like a bondage corset.” – Raymond Durgnat, Time OutAt the Café des Poètes in Paris, a fight breaks out between the poet Orphée (Jean Marais) and a group of resentful upstarts. A rival poet, Cègeste (Edouard Dermithe), is killed, and a mysterious princess (María Casares) insists on taking Orpheus and the body away in her Rolls-Royce. Orphée soon finds himself in the underworld, where the Princess announces that she is, in fact, Death. Orpheus escapes in the car back to the land of the living, only to become obsessed with the car radio. Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.