A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

| 2014 | 101 min | | ,
Directed by Roy Andersson

Saturday September 12, 2015

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Roy Andersson
Written by Roy Andersson


Like his previous features SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR and YOU, THE LIVING, master Swedish director Roy Andersson takes up the theme of “being a human being” with this meticulously crafted, dreamlike black comedy. Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, take us on a kaleidoscopic tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy, unfolding in absurdist episodes: a sing-along at a 1940s beer hall, a randy flamenco teacher, a thirsty King Charles XII of Sweden en route to battle, and a diabolical metaphor for the horrors inflicted by European colonialism. It is a journey that unveils the beauty of single moments, the pettiness of others, life’s grandeur, and the humor and tragedy hidden within us all. (C) Magnolia

"If fun does not really fit into Roy Andersson's frame of reference, there is ample pleasure to be gleaned from his formal discipline and his downbeat wit."

-A.O. Scott, New York Times

"'Pigeon' is a master class in comic timing, employing pacing and repetition with the skill of a practiced concert pianist."

-Peter Debruge, Variety

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