4K Restoration! Dario Argento’s magnum opus mixes witchcraft, nubile young flesh, expressionist set design and Goblin’s eerie progressive rock soundtrack into a truly hellish brew. Jessica Harper, Joan Bennett and Udo Kier star in this landmark giallo.
• Discussion following with director Dario Argento and actor Udo Kier.
Los Angeles Premiere of 4K Restoration • 40th Anniversary
SUSPIRIA • Screening Format: DCP
1977, 20th Century Fox, 100 min, Italy, Dir: Dario Argento
Jessica Harper, Joan Bennett and Udo Kier star in this landmark giallo inspired by an essay by 19th-century opium eater Thomas De Quincey. Argento’s magnum opus (the first of his “Three Mothers” trilogy) mixes witchcraft, nubile young flesh and expressionist set design into a truly hellish brew. SUSPIRIA is as visually ravishing as it is violent; its director explaining the film’s distinctive look as “trying to reproduce the color of Walt Disney’s SNOW WHITE.” Goblin’s eerie progressive rock soundtrack envelopes listeners in a web of Moog, mellotron and guitar, and has been sampled in everything from Hong Kong action films to hip-hop songs.
• Tickets: $15 General
• No vouchers
Special Thanks Synapse Video, Don May Jr, Dario Argento, Cinevox & AMS Records.