Absurdly Human: The Films of Roy Andersson – SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR

Songs From the Second Floor Roy Andersson

Anderson won the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for this first part of a “trilogy about being a human being.” Consisting of 60 vignettes set in a post-industrial, post-religious society, the quirky characters include the likes of a magician accidentally bisecting an audience member, a boy who cannot stop writing poetry, and a man who torches his furniture shop to start a new business selling crucifixes. In Andersson’s bleakly funny and brilliantly visioned film, these and other unrelated scenarios depict a place that is unraveling and characters who are giving up hope. “You have never seen a film like this before. You may not enjoy it but you will not forget it.”—Roger Ebert. (98 mins.)

SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR screens Saturday, July 11 at 7pm and Sunday, July 12 at 5pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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