Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages FREE with live accompaniment. Prepare for a crash course in witchcraft! Swedish director Benjamin Christensen explores different notions of hell, witchcraft and superstition using narrative vignettes brought to life by stunning visuals, use of color, and animations. The film was banned in the United States for many years for its graphic content. Shown with a live, original score by New York City–based new music collective TRANSIT. The event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Surrealism and Magic at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. The exhibition was organized by the Johnson Museum and the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Kroch Library, CU. Supported in part by the Cornell Council for the Arts, Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival, French Studies Program, Cornell Cinema, Department of Music, and the Wharton Studio Museum. Subtitled.
1922 > Sweden/Denmark > Directed by Benjamin Christensen, 1 hr 44 min
Free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
Cinema, Ithaca College
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