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Hxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages presented by Silent Revue
It is in reality a pictorial history of black magic, of witches, of the Inquisition, and the thousand and one inhumanities of the superstition-ridden Middle Ages. Many of its scenes are unadulterated horror. Variety review Dec. 1921
Break out your broomstick and scrub that cauldron because Silent Revue is back with the perfect Halloween treatthe Scandinavian horror masterpiece HXAN: WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES! The first film in our new season, Deadly Dames of the Silent Screen, HXAN is a witchs brew of sorcery, spells and devil-worship. With its frank depiction of violence, nudity, and sexual perversion, the film was banned in the US upon its release. Visually stunning and masterfully directed by the Danish Benjamin Christensen who also, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, plays the unforgettable role of the devil in the film, HXAN is considered a key horror text--one that heavily influenced future horror films, including THE EXORCIST among others.
A hallucinatory blend of fiction, documentary and animation, its truly one of a kind. A film, as historian Chris Fujiwara points out, that weve all heard of, but few have truly seen. What better way to mark All Hallows Eve?
Silent Revue is curated by Alicia Fletcher
Live accompaniment by Jordan Klapman
Special Event Pricing $15, Members $12