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Film: Spirit Of The Beehive
Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 7:00pm

In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Ana, a sensitive 7-year old girl in a rural Spanish hamlet is traumatized after a traveling projectionist screens a print of James Whale's 1931, Frankenstein, for the village. The youngster is profoundly disturbed by the scenes in which the monster murders a little girl and is later murdered himself by the villagers. Ana begins to question her sister about the profoundities of life and death and believes her older sister when she tells Ana that the monster is not dead, but exists as a spirit inhabiting a nearby barn. When a Loyalist soldier, a fugitive from Franco's victorious army, hides out in the barn, Ana crosses from reality into a fantasy world all her own. Long shots, dreamy barren landscapes and crisp black and white tones give the film a sharp and magical essence that seeps deep into the fantastical plot and make this a rarely screened gem from the vaults of Spanish cinema.

What:  Spirit Of The Beehive (1973 Victor Erice)
Format:  35mm Film
Runtime:  97 minutes
When:  May 29th and May 30th @ 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm, May 31st @ 3:00 pm
Where:  5th Ave Cinema, 510 SW Hall St. @ PSU
Admission:  Free for PSU Students, Faculty and Staff with ID; $2 for Other Students, Seniors and Children; $3 General Admission

For more information:
PSU Film Committee