The Wicker Man
United Kingdom. Dir. Robin Hardy. 1973, 94 mins. New DCP restoration. With Christopher Lee, Edward Woodward. This is it: the new, beautifully restored, critically acclaimed cult classic, re-cut to the director’s final approval. The Wicker Man is the tale of a pious (virgin) police sergeant who travels to a remote Scottish Isle in search of a missing girl and discovers an entire community that has embraced a sexually uninhibited pagan lifestyle, centered around the worship of nature.
Preceded by Symphony No. 42. Hungary. Dir. Réka Bucsi. 2013, 10 mins. This animated short features 47 observations about the irrational connections between humans and nature. County Fair. United States. Dir. Michael Mercil. 2012, 3 mins. This brief glimpse of the 4-H livestock competition at the 2011 Wayne County Fair in Ohio, featuring music by Bill Frisell. is made of outtakes from Mercil’s longer piece, Covenant, exploring the relationship between humans and animals. Burn out the Day. United States. Dir. Sasha Waters Freyer. 2014, 4 mins. 16mm.The pleasures and terrors of rural domestic comfort.
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