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Jan 10 - Jan 16, 2014

(Aleksandr Sokurov, 2011, Russia/Germany, 135 min)

Friday, Jan 10 at 07:00PM
Friday, Jan 10 at 09:30PM
Saturday, Jan 11 at 07:00PM
Saturday, Jan 11 at 09:30PM
Sunday, Jan 12 at 07:00PM
Sunday, Jan 12 at 09:30PM
Monday, Jan 13 at 07:00PM
Monday, Jan 13 at 09:30PM
Tuesday, Jan 14 at 07:00PM
Tuesday, Jan 14 at 09:30PM
Wednesday, Jan 15 at 07:00PM
Wednesday, Jan 15 at 09:30PM
Thursday, Jan 16 at 07:00PM
Thursday, Jan 16 at 09:30PM

There have been more than thirty film productions based on the legend of Faust, dating from the earliest days of cinema (in the 1890s), up to Aleksandr Sokurov's contemporary re-working, which features his trademark poetic imagery, spiritual allusions, large-canvas themes, and long takes.

In the classic tale, Faust is an ambitious seeker of wisdom, craving power and incapable of being satisfied with the limitations of human understanding. After being temped by the Devil, Faust signs away his soul in exchange for knowledge and power.

Sokurov's enigmatic, challenging and unforgettable Faust creates a cinematic work heaving with life in all its clutter, chatter and carnality, offering us in the bargain an allegorical coda to his recent film trilogy of historic tyrants (Moloch's Hitler, Taurus's Lenin, The Sun's Hirohito).



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1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States