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DUKE OF BURGUNDY

Sat, Feb 7, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Roseway Theater)
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Tue, Feb 10, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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DUKE OF BURGUNDY

DIRECTOR: PETER STRICKLAND - UNITED KINGDOM

“Strickland’s latest reconfigures the vintage erotic melodrama into something altogether deeper and darker. Taking its title from a rare species of butterfly, The Duke of Burgundy chronicles the increasingly intimate relationship between wealthy amateur lepidopterist Cynthia and her newly hired housekeeper Evelyn. As Cynthia’s demands begin to betray a sadomasochistic streak, Evelyn becomes less a domestic servant than an outright sex slave, submitting to her progressively extreme humiliations with a surprising relish. Strickland demonstrates a marvelous gift for modulating tone, pitching the tenor of his film in a strange, beguiling register somewhere between Buñuel’s Belle de Jour and Losey’s...

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XENIA

Mon, Feb 9, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Moreland Theater)
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Thu, Feb 19, 2015
at 3:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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XENIA

DIRECTOR: PANOS H. KOUTRAS - GREECE

After the death of their Albanian mother, two brothers—the younger Dany, a flamboyantly gay teen, and the elder Ody (short for Odysseas), a hunky aspiring singer—set out on a road trip from Crete to Thessaloniki to find their long-lost, reputedly rich Greek father. The plan is to sort out their citizenship and then get Ody an audition for a TV singing contest (think “Greek Idol”) and a shot at stardom. The two brothers experience their share of hassles along the way, but also benefit from xenia—the warm hospitality and kindness of strangers. Dreamy fantasy sequences and classic euro disco enliven...

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