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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements


2019, Matthew Barney, USA, 134 min.
With Anette Wachter, Matthew Barney, Sandra Lamouche

Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 17th 3:45pm
  • Fri, Jan 17th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 18th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Jan 19th 2:30pm
  • Mon, Jan 20th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Jan 21st 6:00pm
  • Wed, Jan 22nd 7:45pm
  • Thu, Jan 23rd 6:00pm
Chicago premiere!

“Breathtakingly beautiful…reaches for intimations and apprehensions of the cosmic.”—Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

“Part narrative dance, part Hollywood thriller, part PLANET EARTH…Works as both visual feast and as food for thought.”—Pat Brown, Slant Magazine

The Greek myth of Diana the huntress is the inspiration and reworked narrative for director Barney (CREMASTER cycle, DRAWING RESTRAINT) in a long-awaited new film set in the pristine snowy wilderness of Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains, where visual purity is a striking and silently sustained theme. Diana (Wachter), now a present-day sharpshooter with a high-powered rifle, lives rough in a tent with her virgin attendants at hand. Ritual dances reminiscent of Butoh precede the ritualized hunt and sacrificial kills. An artist, The Engraver (Barney), and his partner, The Electroplater (K.J. Holmes), transgress in Diana’s realm and draw her ire with their art/alchemy that steals nature in spirit. Without dialogue. DCP digital. (BS)

Note: All hunting scenes were staged with trained stunt animals and special effects; no animals were harmed.

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