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Film Tue Aug 31 2010

The Cremaster Cycle Comes to the Music Box

cremastercycle1marti.jpgPerformance artist and sculptor Matthew Barney has spent over eight years creating the elaborate world presented in his five-part film series Cremaster Cycle. Barney's experience in the art world gives each film in the series unique, sometimes startling imagery as vivid as his imagination. His films combine everything from Celtic mysticism (Cremaster 3), gender-bending cowboys (Cremaster 2), and a satyr at the bottom of the sea (Cremaster 4). There's only one catch - these films are not available on DVD, nor will they ever will be. People who are interested can either subject themselves to horrible bootleg copies or go to the Music Box Theatre September 3 through 9 to catch all five films on the theater's huge screen. The theater will also be showing Barney's new short film De Lama Lâmina. Though not a part of the narrative, De Lama Lâmina follows Barney, musician Arto Lindsay, and percussion group Cortejo Afro through their parade show for Carnaval de Salvador da Bahia in Brazil. You can watch the trailer for the Cremaster Cycle through their official website.

The Cremaster Cycle screens at the Music Box Theatre September 3 to 9. Tickets are $10 for one individual program and $24 for all five films. All screening times are available through the program's page. Each film is divided into three parts - parts 1 and 2, part 3, and parts 4 and 5 and De Lama Lâmina.

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