1994, Jan Svěrák, Czech Republic, 102 min. With Petr Forman, Edita Brychta.
- Sun, Jul 29th 5:00pm
- Mon, Jul 30th 6:00pm
"Distinctive techno-vampire yarn…tongue-in-cheekiness sometimes runs to the absurd." - David Rooney, Variety
"Dazzling comic science-fiction fable…soul-mate to Gus Van Sant's frosty satire TO DIE FOR." - Dennis Grunes
Director Svěrák was not the first to satirize television as a soul-sucking monster, but his inspired combo of sci-fi comedy and brash over-the-top surrealism, rife with fast-cutting, bizarre body-based imagery and bombastic music, made ACCUMULATOR 1 a hit in Europe, and an enduring classic. Cynicism and sex, New Age spiritualism, and media obsession are themes that seem ever fresh, as slacker hero Olda (Forman, son of director Milos Forman) falls victim to an energy-draining parasite and is drawn into an alternate universe on the other side of the TV screen. With the intervention of a healer, Olda is transformed into an anti-tube terrorist, wielding remotes as his weapons against the occupants of the TV's mirror-image world. ACCUMULATOR 1 never received a U.S. theatrical release, and is presented here in a new DCP digital restoration. In English, Czech, and Slovak with English subtitles. (BS)
Please note: This trailer does not have English subtitles. Our screenings of the film will be subtitled in English.