ICE-Vision: The Exterminating Angel


ICE-Vision: The Exterminating Angel (Buñuel, 1962)
Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S150

Does the thought of the upcoming blockbuster season fill you with dread? Are you nauseated by the barrage of multi-million dollar budget sequels and remakes? Do you yearn for an escape from an onslaught of CGI and greenscreens? Seek refuge with ICE-Vision, a collection of classic art-house cinema curated by Thomas Finan.

The great screen surrealist Luis Buñuel co-wrote and directed this dark, bitterly witty satire. A group of people in formal dress arrives at an elegantly appointed home for a dinner party. However, once dinner is over and the guests retire to the drawing room, they discover that the servants have gone away, and for some reason they cannot leave. There is no explanation why – there are no locked doors or barred windows preventing them from going home – but the guests are convinced that they’re stranded. Left to their own devices, they slowly but gradually degenerate into genteel savagery.