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Kixott Movie Nights: The Company of Wolves
May 25, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Who’s afraid of the (metaphoric) Big Bad Wolf?
For the next edition of the Kixott Movie Nights, we present a cult classic with a deep bite.
The Company of Wolves (1984) adapts Angela Carter’s short story of the same name – itself in turn a feminist retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, taken from that seminal collection of them, ‘The Bloody Chamber’. Before this kind of stuff was melted into the mainstream pot and forged into the likes of Disney’s ‘Frozen’, it was a sharp tonic of cheeky subversion, and it’s very much on display in its undiluted form here.
Co-written with Carter and its director Neil Jordan (who would go on to make Interview with the Vampire) and starring the likes of Stephen Rea, David Warner and Angela Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote), The Company of Wolves is a playful and ornate gothic fairytale – by turns dark and gorgeous, disturbing and playful.
Come indulge in this heady oddity over at Kixott!