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MMoCA Rooftop Cinema: “The Wolf House”
August 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
“The Wolf House” | Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León | Chile | 2018 | 73 minutes
A young woman, Maria, finds refuge in an abandoned house after escaping a German sect (loosely inspired by the Colonia Dignidad in Chile). Responding to Maria’s emotional state, everything in the house begins to mutate, including the two pigs who are the only occupants. Mixing stop-motion animation techniques, Cociña and León present the action in “The Wolf House” as a single sequence-shot, with characters transforming between three-dimensional paper puppets and two-dimensional wall drawings. “The Wolf House” was produced as a work-in-process art installation, and premiered as a feature film at the Berlin Film Festival.
“If an Orwellian fable were to be visualized by a surrealist in the vein of Salvador Dali, the result would look and feel something like “The Wolf House,” a jaw-dropping marriage of various animation techniques.” ―Tomris Laffly, Variety
View “The Wolf House” trailer here: https://vimeo.com/395001352
Rooftop Cinema is $5 per screening/free for MMoCA members and anyone age 21 and younger. Purchase tickets beginning July 29 through brownpapertickets.com; advance online ticket sales only.
Rooftop Cinema will follow Forward Dane guidelines for outdoor gatherings. As a protective measure, seating will be in designated areas; come prepared with a blanket or camp chair. Masks are required inside MMoCA.
Screenings are cancelled if rain is likely.
Rooftop Cinema is a program of MMoCA’s education department and is curated by James Kreul, with technical support provided by Tanner Engbretsen. MMoCA’s films programming is generously funded by maiahaus and Venture Investors. LLC.
Still image from: “The Wolf House,” 2018.