The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

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Classic Cinema From Around the World will present The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Courtyard Gallery, 109 Roberts St., in the Phil Mechanic Studios building, River Arts District. Info: 273-3332.
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Genre: Surreal Comedy/Fantasy
Director: Luis Buñuel
Starring: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Stéphane Audran, Paul Frankeur, Bulle Ogier
Rated: R

World Cinema brings back Luis Buñuel’s 1972 Oscar-winning The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie—a movie that proves that surrealism and art-house movies can also be fun. It has very little plot, apart from the fact that a group of bourgeois folks keep trying to sit down for a meal that never comes off. It’s also extremely strange and funny. Read my earlier review of the film here: www.mountainx.com/movies/review/discreetcharm.php.

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About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress since December 2000. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

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