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Chazen Museum of Art | Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: Dagon

October 23, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Chazen Museum of Art Auditorium
SUN, 10/23, 2 p.m.
Spain | 2001 | 35mm | 98 min.
Director: Stuart Gordon
Cast: Ezra Godden, Francisco Rabal, Raquel Meroño
Washed ashore in a small coastal village after a boating accident, Paul (Godden) and his girlfriend Barbara (Meroño) uncover a frightening community of half-human/half-fish creatures who target the couple for a ritual sacrifice to Dagon, God of the Sea. After Re-Animator, From Beyond, and Castle Freak, director Gordon and screenwriter Dennis Paoli return to adapting H.P. Lovecraft in this clever and suspenseful monster movie in the classic tradition.
Born and raised in Chicago and educated at UW Madison, Stuart Gordon (1947-2020) turned to movie storytelling after nearly two decades of acclaimed theatrical productions that were frequently outlandish and sometimes controversial. Gordon’s cinematic oeuvre was similarly championed for a colorful visual style, themes that celebrated working class underdogs, and stories driven by flamboyant villains who are typically authority figures abusing their power. A horror and science-fiction genre specialist, Gordon also made a few movies that are not easily categorizable. This third and final section of our year-long retrospective highlights three horror gems, Gordon’s 1991 variation on Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum, and two more H.P. Lovecraft adaptations, Dagon and From Beyond. The series begins with Gordon’s final theatrical feature, the shocking and satirical Stuck. All of the 35mm prints for this series are courtesy Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research.
This event is free to attend and open to the public. No registration is required.


October 23, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Chazen Museum of Art
750 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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