Church of Film is a weekly gathering for the reverence and worship of cinema. Our hope is to bring the long lost, forgotten, overlooked, obscure or unavailable to a hungry audience unable to get their fill from the local theater offerings. And in so doing, in the cozy darkness of an elegant vintage Portland ballroom (or vintage theater), we build a like-minded community of the curious and the cine-obsessed. All are welcome, as are your creative suggestions.
Church of Film presents Alice au pays des merveilles
Wednesday, Aug 23
Alice au pays des merveilles (Alice in Wonderland)
Alice jumps down the rabbit hole in Lewis Carrol's familiar children's tale, but this time with a twist! Surrealist maestro Jean-Christophe Averty (Ubu Roi, Histoire de Melodie Nelson) outdid himself with a frenzy of electronic tricks, mixed inlays, collages of images and cartoons to make the most visually overwhelming and absurd adaptation of ALICE IN WONDERLAND ever! Aired only on French television in the 70s, this insane piece of experimental video art is bound to blow some fuses! With subtitles for the first time in English!