Cinema of the Dam’d presents: A Baaaaadass Double Feature – Sweetgrass & Black Sheep
Thursday, February 26th at 19:30
Cinema of the Dam’d kicks off weekly Thursday night film series and the Chinese Year of the Sheep, by paying tribute to the critters. Join in for a wild and wooly double feature highlighting the beauty and horror of sheep farming!
First up at 19:30 is the extraordinary documentary Sweetgrass (2009) which captures a difficult 240 km journey as grizzled sheep farmers drive their errant herd through the Montana wilderness. Anthropologists Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Ilisa Barbash avoid the usual documentary tropes; there are no interviews, narration or music here. Instead they immerse us in the hypnotic sights and sounds of a vanishing way of life.
Then at 21:30, there will be the shear terror of the outlandish horror comedy Black Sheep (2006), where genetically mutated sheep turn against humans and wreak havoc in the bucolic New Zealand countryside. The film’s anarchic humor and gross-out effects recall the early work of Peter Jackson.
€3 donation. Reserve dinner in advance at 020-3376820.
The organiser Matt Cornell is a freelance film programmer and writer from San Francisco, California. He has worked for the Sundance Film Festival, AFI Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival and Cinefamily in Los Angeles.
Cinema of the Dam’d is his Amsterdam-based film series highlighting rarely-screened, strange, special, underrated, original or overlooked films. Each month will be devoted to a different theme with a diverse program of films on that theme.
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