Sunday in Hell
Football as Never BeforeHellmuth Costard, 1971
While the provocative exhibition<em><a href="http://www.wexarts.org/ex/index.php?eventid=4209">Hard Targets</a></em>explores images of masculinity in modern-day sport in our galleries, you can take an eye-opening, hair-raising look at athletics in our Film/Video Theater. We promise you a side of football, cycling, and tennis you’ve never seen before when such cinematic talents as Jørgen Leth and William Klein fix their lenses on John McEnroe, George Best, and other all-time greats.
Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.
Follow the action from every angle with these multicamera exposés of the Parais-Roubaix cycling race of 1976 and Manchester United–hero George Best.
Legendary cycling action, captured from every angle. With Sunday in Hell, Leth (featured in Lars von Trier’s Five Obstructions) uses 20 cameras to take you inside the grueling 1976 Paris-Roubaix cycling race as it winds through northern France. (110 mins., video)
As the Northern Irish would say, “Maradona good, Pelé better, George Best.” Often cited as a precursor to the film Zidane, Football as Never Before employs eight cameras to follow Best, the Manchester United great and 1968 European Footballer of the year, over the course of an entire match (105 mins., video)
Football as Never Before begins at 9:15 PM.
Admission$7 students (tickets required)
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