W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism
Red Renewal: Seattle's Socialist Spring
(Dušan Makavejev, Yugoslavia, 1971, 84 min)
Wednesday, Apr 16 at 07:00PM
In what might be the zaniest cinematic rendering of Soviet-Yugoslav-American relations, Serbian maverick Dušan Makavejev employs his characteristic style of associative montage to create a comedic manifesto for sexual revolution. Makavejev collages documentary footage and fiction to create a mashup of American counter-culture, Soviet ideology and Nazi propaganda.
Roger Ebert gave the film four stars and called Makavejev "the most eclectic, eccentric, impenetrable, jolly anarchist to come out of eastern Europe" in the 1960s.
The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Rich Jensen and Allena Gabosch, executive director of the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122