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

October 9, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chazen Museum of Art Auditorium
USA | 2008 | 35mm | 85 min.
Director: Stuart Gordon
Cast: Stephen Rea, Mena Suvari, Russell Hornsby
A monstrously self-absorbed driver (Suvari) hits an unemployed white collar worker (Rea), then heads home and parks the car in her garage while she figures out the most effective way to finish off her victim, who remains stuck in the car’s windshield! Gordon’s final theatrical feature, which finds the veteran director in peak creative form and employing his trademark blend of shocks and satire, was inspired by a real news story.
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 9, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Chazen Museum of Art
750 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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