Buñuel Week

Oct. 14, 2013

Movie - L´Age D´Or (Luis Bunuel, 1930)

Classic surrealist film directed by Buñuel and written by Salvador Dalí.

Doc - Regarding Luis Buñuel

"I see him as the most supremely religious director in the history of the movies." - Orson Welles

Live Music Show - Soundies: Black Music of the 1940s

Very early sound films showing the state of 40's "black" music

Oct. 15, 2013

Doc - Surrealist Cinema, presented by David Lynch

David Lynch on surrealist cinema BBC Arena 1987

Doc - Max Ernst & The Surrealist Revolution

An interesting, if somewhat dry look at Max Ernst and other surrealists

Doc - The Sixties - The Years That Shaped a Generation (2005)

The '60s shaped a generation and sculpted a political landscape that can still be seen today

Movie - Subida al cielo (Ascent to Heaven, Buñuel, 1962)

A man tempts fate and seduction on a surreal bus journey in Mexico

Doc - Meet Mexico City (1958)

Let's plan a vacation to Mexico City!

Oct. 17, 2013

120 Megabytes - Episode 33

Special all Black-and-White episode! Featuring videos from Future Islands, Dope Body, Hercules & Love Affair, Spank Rock, & Ed Schrader's Music Beat

Doc - The heretical cinema of Luis Buñuel

Was Buñuel deeply spiritual or subversive?

Movie - The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (Luis Buñuel, 1955)

Great 1955 drama by Buñuel about a would-be serial killer

Doc - The ABC's of DADA

Dada thought that reason and logic had led people into the horrors of war, so the only route to salvation was to reject logic and embrace anarchy and irrationality.

Collection - Drummers of Calanda

Luis Buñuel loved the traditional drummers from his home town.

Oct. 18, 2013

Doc - A Cineaste of Our Times: Luis Buñuel

Great French doc on the life and work of Luis Buñuel, one of the all-time greats of cinema

Movie - El Bruto (Luis Buñuel, 1953)

Luis Buñuel was not only a master surrealist, he was also a master of melodrama- here's a fine example!

Live Music Show - ¡Mambo Gigante!

Just try to sit still when the mambo beat takes control!

Movie - El (Luis Buñuel, 1953)

Somewhat overlooked 1953 drama, (but worthy of re-discovery) by Buñuel visits many themes the director would explore throughout his entire career

Doc - Middle America: Mexico and Central America (1953)

1953 doc looks at the history and then-current atmosphere of "Middle America"

Trailer Trash - The Films of Luis Buñuel

Trailers for some of the brilliant works of Luis Buñuel's prolific and varied career