Surreal Cinema at Dali17: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
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Coming to Dali17 at the Museum of Monterey: Surreal Cinema! Surreal Cinema is a weekly educational movie event featuring conversations with Dali17's in house filmmaker, Fred Nelson. Our first series, "Lessons in Dystopia and Subversion," showcases films with surreal elements that add context and conversation to our divisive modern political climate.
The first film in the the series , to be shown on April 23 at 3pm, is The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie by Dali collaborator and noted surrealist Luis Bunuel. The film highlights the tropes and ideas in surrealist film as well as the political agendas and leanings of the surrealists. A small group of bourgeois couples meet for dinner but ultimately never manage to eat when political events, etiquette, and personal repression manifest themselves as surreal obstacles. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie is an Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film and perfectly demonstrates the scathing and satirical tone that defines surrealism in all of its hilarious and offensive glory.