Saturday, January 29, 2011
Starting next week, every Tuesday (Jan 28 through May 10), the Gene Siskel Film Center presents:
The Mask of Sanity: Psychological Horror Films, with weekly lecture/discussions by Jim Trainor, Associate Professor of Animation in the Department of Film, Video and New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
(There will also be screenings of the films held on Fridays or Saturdays, which will not include Prof. Trainor's lecture.) Admission to all The Mask of Sanity programs is $4 for Film Center members; usual admission prices apply for non-members.
From the Gene Siskel Film Center website:
"The most terrifying monsters are often not supernatural or extraterrestrial but all too human. Borrowing its title from Dr. Hervey Cleckley's classic 1941 clinical study, The Mask of Sanity will downplay ghosts, vampires, and aliens in favor of psychopaths, paranoids, and perverts. Lecture/discussions will focus on close analysis of individual films, the director's history and creative vision, specific techniques and their origins, and the relationship of films to contemporary events or anxieties." --Jim Trainor
Films to be screened:
1965, Roman Polanski, Great Britain, 104 min.
EYES WITHOUT A FACE (LES YEUX SANS VISAGE)
1959, Georges Franju, France, 88 min.
PLAY MISTY FOR ME
1971, Clint Eastwood, USA, 102 min.
CACHÉ (aka HIDDEN)
2005, Michael Haneke, France/Austria, 117 min.
1960, Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 109 min.
1987, Joseph Ruben, USA, 89 min.
1995, Todd Haynes, 1995, 119 min.
1973, Terrence Malick, USA, 94 min.
1955, Henri-Georges Clouzot, France, 114 min.
2003, Chris Kentis, USA, 79 min.
1963, Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 119 min.
THE VIRGIN SPRING
1960, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 89 min.
1972, John Boorman, USA, 110 min.
May 6 and 10
For more info, visit: http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/maskofsanity