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“Funny Games” Film Screening

October 13 @ 7:00 pm

$13

When Michael Haneke remade his own film Funny Games ten years after the original Austrian version, he was uncompromising. A near shot-for-shot remake changed only by the language spoken on screen (English) and a cast made up of recognizable Hollywood actors Naomi Watts, Tim Roth and Michael Pitt, Funny Games 2007 was less reimagined for a new millennium and more of an amplification of Haneke’s warnings of our appetite for violence. Haneke is a provocateur with an axe to grind, an enfant terrible who remained petulant enough ten years after the original failed to provoke a response in North America beyond the art house circle to return to the story. Haneke was determined to make Funny Games accessible to a larger audience having heard that the film would not play well with subtitles in North America. His fable of a well-to-do family whose summer home is invaded by a pair of erudite young men is not only unrelentingly violent; it is an unflinching look at its audience if they are brave enough to return the gaze.

Directed by Michael Haneke
1hr 15m | Rated R

Tickets ($13) at SalemHorror.com.


Details

Date:
October 13
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
$13
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.salemhorror.com/schedule/2019/10/13/funny-games-2007

Venue

CinemaSalem
1 East India Square
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Phone:
978-744-1400
Website:
http://www.cinemasalem.com