The Kirlian Witness (aka The Plants Are Watching)
THE KIRLIAN WITNESS (aka THE PLANTS ARE WATCHING, 1979) Screening
Co-presented by UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Velaslavasay Panorama, the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, and Atlas Obscura
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Screening 7 P.M., Pre-Screening Garden Reception 6 P.M.
Can spider plants sense pain? Is fern telepathy feasible? The empathic, ecophilic Laurie (Nancy Boykin) thinks so, most days eschewing human interactions in favor of quality time with her fiddle-leaf fig tree. After a sudden tragedy, her sister Rilla (Nancy Snyder), a photographer and the film's narrator, subsumes Laurie's plant obsession, believing that certain secrets lie within their leaves. Beautifully shot by João Fernandes (Bloodrage), The Kirlian Witness is a botanical thriller of dendritic proportions, and an essential entry in the tiny but rich horticultural horror canon.
Enjoy a pre-screening reception in the gardens of the Velaslavasay Panorama from 6 P.M. onwards. Film program begins at 7 P.M. at the Velaslavasay Panorama, 1122 West 24th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 (www.panoramaonview.org).
Public Parking is available on the corner of Northeast corner of Hoover and 25th Street.
The Velaslavasay Panorama (View)
1122 West 24th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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