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A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

August 21, 2015 - September 7, 2015

| $5
A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH

Aug 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 Sept 4, 5, 6 Scroll down for times and locations

 

Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, take us on a kaleidoscopic tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy, unfolding in absurdist episodes: a sing-along at a 1940s beer hall, a randy flamenco teacher, a thirsty King Charles XII of Sweden en route to battle, and a mischievous metaphor for the horrors inflicted by European colonialism. It is a journey that unveils the beauty of single moments, the pettiness of others, life’s grandeur, and the humor and tragedy hidden within us all. Written and directed by Roy Andersson (Songs from the Second Floor) (Sweden; 101 min)

What a bold, beguiling and utterly unclassifiable director Andersson is. He thinks life is a comedy and feels it’s a tragedy, and is able to wrestle these conflicting impulses into a gorgeous, deadpan deadlock.–The Guardian

The film is a master class in comic timing, employing pacing and repetition with the skill of a practiced concert pianist. –Variety

Maybe if Wes Anderson and Lars von Trier tried to write a sitcom together, the result would be something like A Pigeon Sat on a Branch. –Salon.com

You just have to watch it, then grab a net and try to coax your soul back down from the ceiling. –The  Telegraph

 

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WHERE ARE WE?

 

Fri, August 21
A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence 7:00 @ IU Fine Arts
The Yes Men Are Revolting 7:45 @ IU Woodburn

Sat, August 22
A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence 7:00 @ IU Fine Arts
The Yes Men Are Revolting 7:45 @ IU Woodburn

 

Sun, August 23
The Yes Men Are Revolting  7:00 @ Bear’s Place

Fri, August 28
Gueros  7:00 @ IU Fine Arts
A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence 7:45 @ IU Woodburn

Sat, August 29
Gueros  7:00 @ IU Fine Arts
A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence 7:45 @ IU Woodburn

Sun, August 30
A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence 7:00 @ Bear’s Place

Fri, Sept 4
Gueros  7:00 @ IU Fine Arts
A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence 7:45 @ IU Woodburn

Sat, Sept 5
Gueros  7:00 @ IU Fine Arts
A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence 7:45 @ IU Woodburn

Sun, Sept 6
Gueros  7:00 @ Bear’s Place

 

 

Details

Start:
August 21, 2015
End:
September 7, 2015
Cost:
$5