- Special Event
Looking at Art Cinema - The Tenant (Special Event)
Looking at Art Cinema - The Tenant
Saturday, October 7, 2017 9:30 AM
Aperture Cinema, Winston Salem, NC
- Ticket Price: $11.50 - $14.50
- Show Type: Special Event
Looking @ Art Cinema is sponsored by Camino Bakery.
The Fall 2017 series for Looking @ Art Cinema will look at the art of fear. Horror films are rarely referred to as works of art - overlooked by critics and rarely recognized for awards. The movie going public often views horror movies as a sort of sub-par entertainment only enjoyed by those with a pension for violence and gore, but one genre of horror, sometimes referred to as art-house, challenges stereotypes. Using a fresh approach to the genre, these kinds of movies turn horror into thoughtful and artistic masterpieces - we'll examine two of these.
Looking @ Art Cinema - The Art of Fear will be hosted by Mark Burger.
A graduate of Temple University, Mark Burger was born in Philadelphia and grew up in New Jersey. He has been a professional film critic and historian for over 25 years, with numerous accolades to his name – including two North Carolina Press Association awards for criticism. He has reviewed and discussed films on television, radio and podcasts throughout the Southeast. Recently he has published in-depth articles for The Dark Side and Shock Cinema magazines. In addition, he has written DVD and Blu-ray liner notes for such companies as Anchor Bay Entertainment, Shout! Factory, and Alpha Home Entertainment. He currently makes his home in Winston-Salem.
Special event pricing for the series applies- general admission prices will be $14.50 per screening, college students $12.50 and a/v society members will receive a discounted price of $11.50 per screening. Admission includes film, discussion and coffee/pastries from Camino Bakery. Find more information on specific titles and ticketing links below.
Director Roman Polanski casts himself in the lead of the psychological thriller The Tenant. Trelkovsky (Polanski) rents an apartment in a spooky old residential building, where his neighbors -- mostly old recluses -- eye him with suspicious contempt. Upon discovering that the apartment's previous tenant, a beautiful young woman, jumped from the window in a suicide attempt, Trelkovsky begins obsessing over the dead woman. Growing increasingly paranoid, Trelkovsky convinces himself that his neighbors plan to kill him. He even comes to the conclusion that Stella (Isabel Adjani), the woman he has fallen in love with, is in on the "plot." Ultimately, Polanski assumes the identity of the suicide victim -- and inherits her self-destructive urges. Some critics found the movie tedious and overdone; others compared it to Polanski's early breakthrough, Repulsion.