Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 7:30pm
Allan King's Warrendale
Allan King, 1967, 100 mins
In honor of pioneering documentary filmmaker Allan King, who passed away earlier this summer, Light Industry presents a special screening of Warrendale, his chronicle of seven weeks at a center for emotionally disturbed children. Harrowing and unflinching, it endures as one of cinéma-vérité's most essential works.
"The negative reactions this film has stirred up in some quarters demonstrated the adult world's dread of the open expression of childhood distress and the anguish that lies behind delinquency and emotional illness. It goes some way towards explaining why so many of our approved schools and schools for maladjusted children frame themselves around a system of control and suppression which hides from the adult, and from the child himself, the shattering impact of inward confusion and panic and feelings in the raw. Warrendale does not spare the adult. It shows what it feels like to hate and be hated." - The Observer
"Allan King is a great artist. His remarkable work exposes one of the most suspenseful actions I have ever seen on a screen." - Jean Renoir
Tickets - $7, available at door.