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A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness

A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS, DIR. BEN RIVERS AND BEN RUSSELL, 2013, FILM STILL.

Fri, Sep 30, 2016
7pm
(This event has already happened.)

Logan Center for the Arts
Screening room, 2nd floor
915 E 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637
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Starring musician Robert A.A. Lowe, 
A Spell… follows an unnamed character through three seemingly disparate moments in his life: in the midst of a 15-person collective on a small Estonian island; in isolation in the majestic wilderness of Northern Finland; and during a black metal concert in Norway. Marked by solitude, ecstatic beauty, and an optimism of the darkest sort, this hypnotic film is at once a document of experience and an experience itself, an inquiry into transcendence that sees the cinema as a site for transformation.

The Renaissance Society will stay open until 6:45pm for viewing Ben Rivers, Urth before the screening.

Dir. Ben Rivers and Ben Russell, 2013, 98m, DCP

Presented in partnership with the Film Studies Center, the University 
of Chicago.

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