The Exterminating Angel
Luis Buñuel · 1962
94min · DCP
Playing Jan 12
Thursday, Jan 12: 7:30 pm
A group of high-society friends are invited to a mansion for dinner and inexplicably find themselves unable to leave in Luis Buñuel’s daring masterpiece The Exterminating Angel (El ángel exterminador). Made just one year after his international sensation Viridiana, this film, full of eerie, comic absurdity, furthers Buñuel’s wicked takedown of the rituals and dependencies of the frivolous upper classes.
“FOUR STARS. A macabre comedy, a mordant view of human nature that suggests we harbor savage instincts and unspeakable secrets.” Roger Ebert
Part of A Week at The Movie House, a tribute to the late film archivist and historian Dennis Nyback.