FilmCentral: 'Tristana'

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Type: 
Movie - Film Screening
Presentation - Discussion
Online Event

Welcome to Film Central!

Your KCPL account gives you access to thousands of movies: Films to check out from our Central Vault collection as well as to stream from kanopy and hoopla. Our talented staff, Cullen and James, will announce a movie to discuss at the beginning of each month. You’ll have a few weeks to watch the movie. Then, on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., we will meet on ZOOM and discuss. You can pop your own popcorn, wear your fuzzy slippers (or your dinner jacket) and talk cinema. See you at the movies! This month's selection Tristana is a film fundamentally about power in relationships, how it transforms people (not always for the better), and how drastically things can change when power dynamics are reversed. Deeply concerned with the politics of age, gender, anticlerical sentiment, and sadomasochism, Buñuel has crafted a work whose like is rarely seen in modern cinema. In the film's own words: "Tristana stars Catherine Deneuve as an orphaned young woman who becomes the ward of a nobleman who seduces her. She then leaves him for an artist, but returns to her aging benefactor and calculatingly hastens his demise."