ICE-Vision: Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life (Stephen and Timothy Quay, 1995)
Wednesday, November 7 at 8 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150
ICE-Vision continues with Film Studies major Daniel LoPilato’s weekly selections of eclectic, idiosyncratic, psychotronic, or otherwise eccentric excursions into world cinema.
“A young man enters the oppressive environment of a school for servants. The all-male student body submits to strange rituals and choreographed lessons in subservience designed to reduce them to ‘absolute zero.’ Gradually, the young man’s attraction to the headmistress and his efforts to discover the secret history of the institution threaten the order of things, triggering destructive passions that lead to death and a dreamlike escape.” – Ron Magliozzi, MoMA Film