WR: Mysteries of the Organism

Window to Europe Film Series

October 3, 2017 , 7:00 PM

[1st Floor]

What does the energy harnessed through an orgasm have to do with the state of communist Yugoslavia circa 1971? Only counterculture filmmaker extraordinaire Dušan Makavejev has the answers (or the questions). His surreal documentary-fiction collision WR: Mysteries of the Organism begins as an investigation into the life and work of controversial psychologist and philosopher Wilhelm Reich and then explodes into a free-form narrative of a beautiful young Slavic girl’s sexual liberation. Banned upon its release in the director’s homeland, the art-house smash WR is both whimsical and bold in its blending of politics and sexuality.

Director: Dušan Makavejev, run time: 85 min, origin: Yugoslavia.

Free and open to the public. Seats are limited, on first come, first served basis. For more information and to reserve your seat, please visit www.czechcenter.com.

WINDOW TO EUROPE FILM SERIES. Each month the Window to Europe presents one extraordinary European film which explores the complexity and diversity of cinematic voices from across the continent.

Organized by: Czech Center NY