Church of Film
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 our vintage theater, we build a like-minded community of the curious and the cine-obsessed. All are welcome, as are your creative suggestions.
Other locations include Century Bar on Sandy Boulevard and the North Star Ballroom. Check the CofF Facebook page for more information about other screenings.
A lost masterpiece of the golden age of the German silent, Otto Rippert’s THE PLAGUE IN FLORENCE is an epic proto-Expressionist gothic masterwork with towering set pieces, monsters and hellscapes, with a kiss of Italian Diva film influence. Featuring a screenplay based on Edgar Allen Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death, written by Fritz Lang! The screening will take place on the 99th anniversary of the film’s premiere in Berlin!
Death arrives in Florence in the guise of an enchanting courtesan. Cesare, the city’s ruler, and his son Lorenzo are both under her spell. When violence and revolution ensues, the city is turned upside down into a debaucherous baccanale, and none are safe from corruption… until Death is revealed at last!