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L’Age d’Or 

When: Sun., Oct. 11, 2 p.m. 2015
Price: $15-$20
The McNay’s This Is Not a Film Series may not be a series, but all its titles are connected to Spain and the touring exhibition “Miró: The Experience of Seeing.” This Sunday’s entry, accused of blasphemy and obscenity, sparked a riot in a Paris theater in 1930 and was withdrawn from circulation for decades. L’Age d’Or (The Golden Age) is a surrealist dream-piece and the first feature by Spain’s Luis Buñuel. He collaborated with Salvador Dalí, with artist Max Ernst among the actors. The vignettes involve a couple who commit such symbolic taboos as licking a statue’s toes, while the coda is a scene from the Marquis de Sade’s 120 Days of Sodom with a Christ impersonator. Running just over an hour, this act of provocation screens at 2 p.m., following an exhibition tour and “tapas-inspired movie treats.”


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