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Screening: Innocence

  • Museum of Human Achievement Austin, TX USA (map)

he hyperreal film club
museum of human achievement

Directed by Lucile Hadžihalilović

7pm - doors
730pm - premier of "Latitude" EP from clavicul (Houston)
8pm - "U R a Dial Tone" with director Lauren Kinsler
815pm - "Innocence"

Libations provided by our lovely friends at Strange Land Brewery andTexas Saké Co

Suggested $5 donation at the door
Discounted series ticket bundles available here
Screenings every Tuesday June - August


"In Lucile Hadzihalilovic‘s “Innocence” nostalgia and dread become one–and it’s a perfectly welcome symbiosis. A remarkable sustained allegory, “Innocence” luxuriates in the kind of symbolic imagery one would associate mostly with the fantastic worlds of children’s fiction, but with the wherewithal to acknowledge the inherent rot and sinister underpinnings propping them up. To applaud Hadzihalilovic for discovering or revealing the sexual discourse roiling below the surface of accepted tropes and narratives of preadolescent fantasy is to deny the subtle evocation of burgeoning sexuality in “Peter Pan,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and any number of grim Grimm tales. But what Hadzihalilovic taps into is so primal and essential, both in terms of mythology and sociology, that her vision can stand on its own. At once a feminist parable and a bedtime story, “Innocence” unfolds like a crouching animal, waiting to pounce."