The Juniper Tree (Nietzchka Keene, 1990)
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Starring a 24-year-old Björk in her debut movie performance, The Juniper Tree is a distinctive and atmospheric adaptation of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale set in medieval Iceland. Two sisters go into hiding after their mother is burned at the stake for witchcraft, and their safety is jeopardized by one of the sisters’ discovery of sorcery. A major rediscovery, this potent allegory of misogyny and its related tragedies recalls Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Day of Wrath and Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring. (78 mins., 4K DCP)
Please note: special event parking ($5.00) is available in Ohio Union South Garage for this screening.