2010, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greece, 95 min. With Ariane Labed, Yorgos Lanthimos.
- Tue, Mar 14th 6:00pm
"What a strange, moving, puzzling, funny, frustrating and ultimately absorbing film this is." — Rick Groen, Toronto Globe and Mail
Forsaking the romantic attentions of men in favor of reenacting nature documentaries with her dying father and grilling her best friend Bella on all manner of sexual practices, Marina (Labed) finds herself increasingly at odds with the dull, underpopulated Greek industrial town she lives in. When a new-to-town engineer (played by DOGTOOTH director Lanthimos) bests her at foosball, Marina begins to make furtive steps towards the adult relationships that have perennially eluded her. The breakout feature of director Tsangari and one of the most acclaimed films of the "Greek weird wave," ATTENBERG is as odd a duck as its protagonist — equally hilarious, tender, and unglued. In Greek, English, and French with English subtitles. 35mm. (CW)
MARCH 14: Lecture by award-winning filmmaker and installation artist Melika Bass, Assistant Professor in the Department of Film, Video, New Media and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.