Monday, January 09, 2017

Bijou News: Facing Fascism: Time Capsules

Facing Fascism: Time Capsules is what The Bijou is calling its mini-fest (small festival) of time-honored art-house films to be presented in its screening room at 304 E. Broad St. As you will see there's a theme that ties the four features together.

The screenings will run Thursday through Sunday over two weekends. The first pair of classics will be presented January 19-22: Two easy-to-love uplifting films. Both chuckle in the face of the pomposity of fascist dictatorships: Charlie Chaplin's “The Great Dictator” and Federico Fellini's “Amarcord.”

The second pair will be presented January 26-29: One, a story that reveals the special lure fascism can have for a rube on-the-make looking to improve his station, quickly. The other, a film that pulls back the curtain to reveal the methods of control of a brutal authoritarian regime: Louis Malle's “Lacombe, Lucien” and Costa-Gavras' “Z.”

More news about this mini-fest will soon be released. In the meantime, RVA Dirt has the scoop.

The Facebook event page is here.  

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