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Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles
Sep 27 - Oct 17, 2019

09/27 | 3:00, 8:00 PM
09/29 | 3:00 PM
10/01 | 8:00 PM
10/02 | 8:00 PM
10/03 | 8:00 PM
10/04 | 12:30, 5:30 PM
10/05 | 12:30, 5:30 PM
10/06 | 12:30, 5:30 PM
10/08 | 5:30 PM
10/09 | 5:30 PM
10/10 | 5:30 PM
10/11 | 12:30, 5:30 PM
10/12 | 12:30, 5:30 PM
10/13 | 12:30, 5:30 PM
10/15 | 5:30 PM
10/17 | 5:30 PM

UICA Members: $5
Public: $10

*Pre-sale tickets are not available for films screening more than one date. Movie tickets can be purchased at the Guest Services desk beginning at 12 noon on the date of each screening.

Movie times are subject to change. Please verify showtimes the day of your visit. 

Paris, 1930. The infamous surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel is left penniless after the scandalous release of L’Age d’Or leads to a falling out with collaborator Salvador Dalí. On a whim, Buñuel’s good friend, sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket and promises to devote his winnings to fund Buñuel’s next film. Incredibly, Ramón wins the jackpot, sending the two friends to the remote mountains of their native Spain to film the documentary Las Hurdes: Land Without Bread. Driven by mad artistic impulse and haunted by childhood memories, Buñuel must confront the specter of mortality looming over the lives of his subjects –and his own.

In a stranger-than-fiction tale befitting the master filmmaker, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles tells the true story behind a fascinating episode in cinematic history, utilizing sensitive performances as well as excerpts from Buñuel’s filmography to present a deeply affecting and humanistic portrait of an artist hunting for his purpose.

Directed By: Salvador Simo Busom
Genre: Animation | Drama
Run Time: 80 minutes
Origin: Spain | Netherlands | Germany
Distributor: Gkids

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at 616.454.7000 x11 or at least 72 hours in advance.

Earlier Event: September 20
What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire?
Later Event: October 11