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An Evening With Udo Kier


Friday, January 28th @ 8:00pm

An Evening With Udo Kier
(feat. Lars Von Trier's "Medea"!)

There is no other human on earth who looks like, moves, speaks and acts like Udo Kier -- and many of the world’s top film directors are intimately aware of this. Frequently cast to give a film that extra indefinable oooompfh, Udo nails it every time, with a mixture of camp, chills, commitment, charm and sex! His penetrating blue eyes are like laser beams aimed through the soul; his gravitas can skew either warmly funny or deadly serious; his physical appeal is that of a sensual dark overlord; his that-guy-ness -- electrifying, as his appearance in over 200 film/TV roles, from arthouse to grindhouse, have inspired a deeply devoted cult. This Teutonic two-headed titan of both top-shelf cinema classics and trashy exploitation fare has simply been one of our favorite on-screen performers for forever -- and besides, how could Von Trier, Fassbinder, Herzog, Paul Morrissey, Rob Zombie, Argento, Carpenter, Van Sant, Wenders, Michael Bay, Guy Maddin and Uwe Boll all be wrong?

Tonight, we’re thrilled to welcome Udo for a lively discussion about his wild and prolific filmography, an oodles-of-Udo presentation of some of his greatest movie moments, and a feature presentation of Lars Von Trier’s 1988 film Medea. Made for Danish TV, and from an unproduced script by Carl Dreyer, this meditative, visually astonishing Medea features our guest of honor as the melancholy King Jason (of the Argonauts!).
Medea Dir. Lars Von Trier, 1988, digital presentation, 75 min.

Tickets - $10