GEGENkino presents | Anna Biller’s “The Love Witch” & “Viva” 35mm

Dear GEGENkino friends!
We’ve created a wonderful pre-festival event for you: Two rare 35 mm copies of  The Love Witch and Viva by experimental filmmaker Anna Biller are touring the country these days, and on their way they are going to stop by in our beloved LURU cinema in Leipzig on the 1st November 2018 at 7 PM.

01 NOV 2018
Luru-Kino
GEGENkino presents
7 PMVIVA
USA 2007. R: Anna Biller, D: Anna Biller. Jared Sanford, Bridget Brno. 120 Min. 35mm. OV
9 PMThe Love Witch
USA 2016. R: Anna Biller, D: Samantha Robinson, Gian Keys, Laura Waddell. 120 Min. 35mm. OV

The Love Witch

USA 2016. D: Anna Biller, D: Samantha Robinson, Gian Keys, Laura Waddell. 120 Min. 35mm. OV

Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder. With a visual style that pays tribute to Technicolor thrillers of the 1970s, THE LOVE WITCH explores female fantasy and the repercussions of pathological narcissism.


VIVA

USA 2007. R: Anna Biller, D: Anna Biller. Jared Sanford, Bridget Brno. 120 Min. 35mm. OV

Two suburban couples get sucked into the sexual revolution in 1972 Los Angeles. Abandoned by her husband, Barbi is dragged into trouble by her girlfriend, who spouts women’s lib as she gets Barbi to discard her bra and go out on the town. Barbi becomes a Red Riding Hood in a sea of wolves, and quickly learns a lot more than she wanted to about nudist camps, the hippie scene, orgies, bisexuality, sadism, drugs, and bohemia. Saturated to the hilt with vibrant color and exquisite period detail, and full of the kind of innocent nude romps you see before censorship codes lifted, VIVA looks like a lost film from the late ‘60’s, and is a tribute to the best of exploitation cinema.

See you soon!

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