"Black Narcissus" (film)

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"Black Narcissus" (film)

Shown in conjunction with Rel. 19.13/AMES 42.8 /COLT 55.1 and Rel. 40.8/AMES 42.09. Free and open to all.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Room 003, Rockefeller Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films

The great British creative team of Powell and Pressburger filmed the story of a conventful of Anglican nuns overwhelmed by the sensuality of the Indian environment and released it in the year of India's independence. Their story's Himalayan locale is an Orientalist fever dream--lush colors, spectacular vistas, seething natives--and was fabricated entirely on sets outside of London. Repression, attraction, exoticization, incomprehension: Powell and Pressburger show us the colonial encounter as a dysfunctional romance.

For more information, contact:
William Elison
(603) 646-9289

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.