Hysteria-themed 3-D Double Feature

hysteria-nightDate: Friday, May 29th
Time: 7:00 and 9:00 PM
(2 showings to keep numbers low enough to optimize 3D viewing)
Free, but please RSVP to joanna@astropop.com
Wine and Snacks Served

Please join us for a Hysteria-themed double feature at Observatory, presented by visual artist Zoe Beloff.

Film 1: “Charming Augustine” (2004, 40 min., 3-D 16mm film, b/w) is an experimental narrative by Beloff inspired by one of Charcot’s most famous patients at the Salpétrière in turn-of-the-century Paris. It explores connections between photographic documentation of hysteria and the prehistory of narrative film: Augustine captivates the doctors with her theatrical and photogenic hysterical attacks and in the process becomes a star-the “Sarah Bernhardt” of the asylum.

Film 2: “Case History of a Multiple Personality”, a medical film from 1930 made by Doctor Cornelius C. Wholey, a neurologist turned psychoanalyst.

Image: Still from Beloff’s “Charming Augustine.”

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