Screening: Hans Richter’s “Dreams That Money Can Buy” and “Ghosts Before Breakfast”

dreamA screening of Hans Richter’s 1947 surrealist film “Dreams that Money can Buy,” introduced by filmmaker Ronni Thomas and followed by a thematic after party; also shown will be the Richter short “Ghosts Before Breakfast”
Date: Saturday, November 13th
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: $8
Presented by Morbid Anatomy

Tonight, join filmmaker Ronni Thomas as he presents a screening of the rarely shown and grossly unknown 1947 dada/surrealist film “Dreams That Money Can Buy.” The film was the brainchild of surrealist Hans Richter and features segments produced in collaboration with some of the great surrealists of the day including Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Max Ernst and John Cage. Though experimental, the film does have a narrative; the overarching story is a loosely film noir-styled story about a ‘dream detective’ and his various clientèle. This narrative structure makes the film more accessible than many experimental films, with elements of fantasy, science fiction, crime and horror which give the film a real driving edge. The film is a clear influence on filmmakers such as David Cronenburg, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and David Lynch.

There will be a short introduction to the film by Thomas followed by a thematic after party with specialty drinks and music.Thomas will also screen Richter’s short film “Ghosts Before Breakfast” before the feature film.

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