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Film Screening: A Spell to Ward off the Darkness

Cabin Fever Pop-Up Film Screening co sponsorship with the Anchorage Museum and Bunnell Street Arts Center present a rare cinematic opportunity. A film by Ben Russell and Ben Rivers, A SPELL follows an unnamed character through three seemingly disparate moments in his life. With little explanation, we join him in the midst of a 15-person collective on a small Estonian island; in isolation in the majestic wilderness of Northern Finland; and during a concert as the singer and guitarist of a black metal band in Norway. Marked by loneliness, ecstatic beauty and an optimism of the darkest sort, A SPELL is a radical proposition for the existence of utopia in the present. Starring artist/musician Robert AA Lowe (best known for his intense live performances under the name LICHENS) in the lead role, A SPELL lies somewhere between fiction and non-fiction – it is at once a document of experience and an experience itself, an inquiry into transcendence that sees the cinema as a site for transformation. The film is 1.5 hours long
February 5, 8 PM, Bunnell Street Arts Center
Admission: $5 Bunnell Members / $7 general

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