SESSION: Thursday 6th February at 7:30pm


The Cremaster Cycle: 1

(1996, dir. Matthew Barney, w/ Marti Domination, Gemma Bourdon Smith, Kathleen Crepeau, Nina Kotov)

CREMASTER 1 takes place in the Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. The film parodies the musical extravaganzas of Busby Berkeley as filtered through the lens of Leni Riefenstahl’s Third Reich athletics. Chorus girls form outlines of reproductive organs on a football field, their movements determined from above by a starlet, who inhabits two blimps simultaneously and creates anatomical diagrams by lining up rows of grapes. (IMDB)

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The Cremaster Cycle: 2

(1999, dir. Matthew Barney, w/ Norman Mailer, Matthew Barney, Anonymous, Lauren Pine)

The Cremaster Cycle: 2 will start at approximately 8:36pm, and finish at approximately 10:01pm.

CREMASTER 2 (1999) alternates between the Columbia Icefield in Canada and the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. It is a gothic Western premised loosely on the real-life story of Gary Gilmore, who was executed in Utah for murder. Gilmore’s biography is conveyed through a series of fantastic sequences, including a séance to signify his conception and a prison rodeo staged in a cast-salt arena to represent his death by firing squad. (IMDB)

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