“A magnum opus to end all magna opera, a dark, funny, apocalyptic allegory of the Hungarian psyche that stimulates, irritates, soothes and startles with blinding strokes of genius in equal turn.” - Derek Elley, Variety

SOLD OUT - Saturday, January 20, 11:00 a.m. | Lauded as a masterpiece by audiences and critics alike upon its release (Susan Sontag declared she would be “glad to see it every year for the rest of my life”), and shot in stunning black and white, Béla Tarr’s slow cinema opus follows members of a defunct agricultural collective living in a post-apocalyptic landscape whose lives are altered forever when a mysterious character returns to their village. A must-see on the big screen for any cinephile (and and a feather-in-the-cap-moviegoing experience for any Tarr fan), SÁTÁNTANGÓ is presented into twelve distinct segments - designed to mimic the structure of a tango - resulting in a transfixing, spellbinding, and infinite dance. Program includes two intermissions.

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Caligari Film Award, Berlin Film Festival
Winner - Experimental Film Award, National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

$20 - Film Center Members
$20 - SAIC Students/Faculty/Staff*
$30 - Students*
$40 - General Public

*Redeem discount at the box office with valid ID. One discounted ticket per ID.

Settle In SeriesBinge watching a television show or catching a double feature? Child’s play. Prove your passion for pacing with six films that test the limits of runtimes, that lean into their length, and that invite you to Settle In. Tickets include bottomless popcorn and coffee; showtimes include bathroom and stretching breaks (feel free to bring a pillow); and ticket holders have the option to add a boxed lunch to their experience ($16) courtesy of our friends at Food For Thought. Coffee generously provided by the local roasters at Dark Matter Coffee. View full series here.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu