River of Fundament
Check this out over the weekend. Get lost in film.
CUAC and Salt Lake Film Society are pleased to co-present Matthew Barney's and Jonathan Bepler's RIVER OF FUNDAMENT in Salt Lake City at Salt Lake Film Society's Tower Theater January 8-14, 2016
Salt Lake Film Society's Tower Theatre
876 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
Matthew Barney is one of America's leading contemporary artists known for his epic films and immaculate sculptures and performances.
In collaboration with composer Jonathan Bepler, Matthew Barney combines traditional modes of narrative cinema with filmed elements of performance, sculpture, and opera, reconstructing Mailer’s hypersexual story of Egyptian gods and the seven stages of reincarnation, alongside the rise and fall of the American car industry.
The film’s central scene is an abstraction of Mailer’s wake, set in a replica of the late author’s apartment in Brooklyn Heights and featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Paul Giamatti, Elaine Stritch, Ellen Burstyn, Joan La Barbara, and jazz percussionist Milford Graves. Alluring and intense, this epic, multidimensional experience is a sprawling allegory of death and rebirth within the contemporary American landscape.