12.09.2023 | PRIMATE (US 1974, Frederick Wiseman)

Retrospective | ANIMAL REALITIES


US 1974, D: Frederick Wiseman, Doc, 105’, English OV, 16mm

Like so often, in PRIMATE, US documentarian Frederick Wiseman enters an institution to depict it in a sensual and less didactic way to the public with his observing methods: he enters Yerkes Primate Research Center for primate research. Wiseman is especially interested in the experimental procedures, less in the individual perspectives of the people working there. Its concentrated gazes upon animal experiments puts many a person to the test. “A mixture of horror- and science-fiction-film, in which a group of primates asserts their power over another group of primates.” (Hannes Brühwiler) 

Tue 12. Sept
Luru Kino in der Spinnerei
9 PM€ 6,5 (5,5 reduced)