Pastoral: To Die in the Country

Monday, February 16 at 9:30pm  |  $5  |

Church of Film presents:

A deeply personal work by prodigious avant-garde writer and director Shuji Terayama, PASTORAL: TO DIE IN THE COUNTRY is a beautiful, hallucinogenic attempt to recapture his own childhood. But in the midst of his tale of a young boy grappling with his nascent sexuality and struggling with an overprotective mother, the filmmaker attempts to seize control of his own narrative and creation. Can cinema reorder our memories and reinvent our past? An exploration of the powers of film and a Fellini-esque circus of images and poetic reverie, it is one of the most profound and arresting artistic accomplishments of the Japanese New Wave!



Tuesday, February 17