Black Moon

Every internationally adored big-name director, after years of critical acclaim, is sooner or later bound to craft an off-the cliff, one-for-the-ages piece of capriciousness — and Louis Malle’s turn came with this seldom-seen, magically insane ’70s fable. Drawing inspiration from Lewis Carroll, the story follows a lost English girl through a woodland landscape of the future, where men and women have declared war with one another and people can communicate with animals. She falls in with Warhol superstar Joe Dallesandro(!) and his incestuous sister, which leads to even more surreal developments, and a poetic finale involving a unicorn. Beautifully shot by legendary Bergman collaborator Sven Nykvist at Malle’s own French home at the time, this stream-of-consciousness reverie remains an incredible trip, so come experience this brainbomb on the big screen where it belongs!
Dir. Louis Malle, 1973, 35mm, 100 min.

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