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Exhibition Detail
Jerzy Skolimowski: The Shout 
2575 Bancroft Way
Between College and Telegraph
Berkeley , CA 94720


July 22nd, 2011 8:50 PM - 10:20 PM
 
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EVENT TYPE:  
Screening
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http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
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East Bay
PHONE:  
510-642-0808
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
UC Berkeley (University of California Berkeley)
TAGS:  
germany, U.K. modern
COST:  
$5.50: BAM/PFA members UC Berkeley students, $6.50: UC Berkeley faculty and staff Non-UC Berkeley students Senior citizens (65 & over) Disabled persons Youth (17 & under), $9.50: Adults (18-64)
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The Shout         
Jerzy Skolimowski (U.K., 1978). A young couple (John Hurt, Susannah York) find their polite English afternoons interrupted by the arrival of a psychotic, seductive stranger (Alan Bates). With a jarring electronic-music score and a soundtrack by Genesis. “An intense, haunting work” (Michel Ciment). (86 mins)

Series Title: Hands Up! Essential Skolimowski
Actor, director, poet, painter, boxer: Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski is a man of many roles. A key figure in the groundbreaking Polish New Wave of the 1960s, his early films such as Identification Marks: None, Barrier, and Walkover encapsulated the alienation and restlessness of a generation of young Eastern Europeans coming of age against not only an older, established generation, but an entire system of bureaucratic confinement. His films, with their constantly on-the-move characters and relentlessly flowing camerawork (Walkover is comprised of only thirty-four takes), are taut with a raw power and a stifled energy that surprise to this day; after falling afoul of censors with the radical allegory Hands Up! Skolimowski himself was soon stifled.

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