November 17, 2017

Moses and Aron

April 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
4070 Vilas Hall
Vilas Communication Hall
821 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706
UW Cinematheque
Moses and Aron @ 4070 Vilas Hall | Madison | Wisconsin | United States

Straub-Huillet filmed Arnold Schoenberg’s unfinished opera in an ancient Roman amphitheater. In addition to a mesmerizing musical production, the filmmakers offer rigorous consideration and questioning of Biblical and archeological history, particularly with respect to the collective memory—passed down and transcribed over hundreds of years, however inaccurately—of the Egyptian enslavement of the Hebrews and the Exodus. The feature will be preceded by Machorka-Muff (1962, 35mm, 18 min.), a surreal adaptation of a Heinrich Böll story set in postwar Germany.