Tattered Cover Film Series - WR: Mysteries of the Organism

Sie FilmCenter/Colfax 

Join the Tattered Cover Book Store, UCD’s College of Arts & Media, KUNC 91.5, and the Sie FilmCenter (in the Lowenstein CulturePlex, next door to the Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue) for an exploration of the world of classic movies, hosted by film critic Howie Movshovitz. All programs begin at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $1.00, and are available one hour before the screening from the box office. Parking is avilable in the parking lot off of Elizabeth or Columbine Streets.

This month we’ll see the 1971 Dusan Makavejev classic WR: Mysteries of the Organism.

Dusan Makavejev’s film is neither for the squeamish nor the puritanical. It’s a wild, often hilarious, often bizarre conflagration of politics, sex, surreal humor, guerilla theater, and a touch of documentary. The WR of the title is Wilhelm Reich, a psychiatrist from Vienna who grew progressively radical in thought and action. His “orgone box” was designed to release sexual energy and heal all manner of ailments and diseases. But that’s just the start of this uninhibited film. If you remember The Fugs, there’s even a sequence with Tuli Kupferberg. (84 minutes)

For information on the Sie FilmCenter go to denverfilm.org

For a PDF of our Tattered Cover Film Series flyer, please click Tattered Cover Film Series flyer.

Event date: 
Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
2510 East Colfax Avenue
80206 Denver