dir. Neil Jordan | 1984 | 95 min.
Though marketed as a horror film upon its initial release, Neil Jordan and Angela Carter's primal rewriting of "Little Red Riding Hood" defies easy categorization. The film draws on everything from German Expressionism to early Disney fairy tales, but The Company of Wolves is less a genre film than a visceral meditation on folklore, sexuality, and humankind's relationship with the animal world. Guided by Anton Furst's evocative production design and George Fenton's impressionistic music, The Company of Wolves is a film that builds its own world on the fault line between terror and whimsy - a small spot in the forest where Nosferatu and Bambi might briefly cross paths.
Selected by English Graduate Student Paul Cote. A brief discussion and free pizza will follow.
This event is free and open to the public with no RSVP required. The series is sponsored by the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, the College of Arts and Humanities, the Center for Literature and Comparative Studies, the Department of English, and the Institute for International Programs.