Witchcraft Through the Ages (aka Häxan)

Presented by Cleveland Institute of Art and The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque at The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, Cleveland OH

Oct 27 2022
Witchcraft Through the Ages (aka Häxan)

This unique silent film is a semi-documentary exploring the Church’s persecution of witches from the 15th through the 17th centuries—via vivid re-enactments of cases and purported incidents, like the Witches’ Sabbath.

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100th Anniversary! 

Sweden, 1922, Benjamin Christensen

A huge hit among 1920s Surrealists, the film boasts stunning tableaux that evoke Bosch and Bruegel. We will show a recent restoration of the original version of this movie classic (with a newly recorded, authentic orchestral score) and not the jazzy 1967 re-release narrated by William S. Burroughs. “A weird and rather wonderful brew…Remarkable visual flair.” –Time Out Film Guide. Subtitles. Blu-ray. 105 min.

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General admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D.holders, and those age 25 & under $8.

Face masks, though always recommended, must be worn by filmgoers only when the CDC’s community risk level for Covid in Cuyahoga County is HIGH. Visit cia.edu/covid for the current community risk level and see the “Face Coverings” section for our detailed mask requirements.

As a reminder, filmgoers can park for free in Lot 73 and in the Institute’s annex lot, and should enter CIA via nearby Entrance C. Click here for a map.

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  • Oct 27, 2022 at 06:45 pm - 08:30 pm (Thu)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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