Movies at the Museum: Haxan (1922)
Friday May 20th 2022 from 7-9pm
Join us for a screening of the 1922 film "Haxan"!
Movie Synopsis: From the Criterion Collection's synopsis: "Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen's legendary silent film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages and early modern era suffered from the same ills as psychiatric patients diagnosed with hysteria in the film's own time. Far from a dry dissertation on the topic, the film itself is a witches' brew of the scary, the gross, and the darkly humorous. Christensen's mix-and-match approach to genre anticipates gothic horror, documentary re-creation, and the essay film, making for an experience unlike anything else in the history of cinema."
Free popcorn provided!
- Ticket holders should arrive no later than 10 minutes prior to showtime to secure seats.
- A mask is required for entry to the Museum.
- Capacity will be limited to 15 people.
- Limited street parking is available on Robson and in the West End. Parking spots are scarce in the neighbourhood, so give yourself some extra time or use public transportation. (Closest Skytrain station: Burrard. We are on the #5 Robson bus route).