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The Ornithologist + Narcissus (short)

  • Argenta Community Theater 405 Main Street North Little Rock, AR, 72114 United States (map)

Narcissus

*screening before the feature The Ornithologist

Directed by Mark Thiedeman
2017 | USA | 10:28
MADE IN ARKANSAS
Narrative

A cruel and beautiful young man comes upon a pool in an ancient forest, where he sees his reflection for the first time and falls in love.

The Ornithologist

Directed by João Pedro Rodrigues
2016 | Portugal, France, Brazil | 117 mins
In Portuguese, Mandarin, and Latin with English Subtitles
Narrative
Arkansas Premiere

The single most delightful and narratively adventurous movie I saw at Toronto. I can’t wait to see it again.
— Manohla Dargis, NEW YORK TIMES

WINNER: BEST DIRECTOR, Locarno Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION: New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, AFI Film Festival

A lone birdwatcher capsizes his kayak and begins a journey into the heart of darkness, encountering a pair of mystic Chinese Christians, a skinny-dipping goatherd named Jesus, a fraternity of pagan hooligans, and a trio of bare-breasted Amazons. Devout but blasphemous, serene but psychedelic, impossible to categorize but compulsively watchable, this queer retelling of the story of Saint Anthony of Padua is the most thrilling work yet by one of the world’s most essential gay filmmakers. ~ Mark Thiedeman

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Earlier Event: August 12
The Peeler (Red Band Short Film Block)
Later Event: August 12
God's Own Country