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    3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    • Thursday October 10th 2019, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    A rising political death cult entangles with personal morbidity in Juraj Herz’s deeply disturbing black comic parable The Cremator, set in 1930s Prague, where Nazi ideology hangs in the air as thick as the charnel fumes over the crematorium run by the troubled Karel Kopfrkingl (Rudolf Hrušínský in a skin-crawling performance).


    Adapting Ladislav Fuks’ novel with the author and utilizing the estimable talents of cinematographer Stanislav Milota, Herz connects the Czechoslovak New Wave groundswell to the legacy of German Expressionism in this macabre and harrowing work of psychological and social breakdown, banned after its 1969 debut only to re-emerge and garner deserved praise as a masterwork twenty years later after the crumbling of the Czechoslovak communist system.

    Accessibility Information

    Lightbox Film Center is ADA accessible. Please use the ramp on the east side of International House Philadelphia to enter the building, then use the ramp to enter the Ibrahim Theater through the East Alcove. The first row of seats are ADA accessible. Additionally, closed caption and assisted listening systems are available (please note that not all films are provided with closed captioning). Please inquire at the Front Desk.
    Tags:  FILM
    $8 - $10
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