Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cremaster 2 at Cinema 21 in Portland

Matthew Barney’s experimental five-film series, The Cremaster Cycle, will be showing at Cinema 21 in Portland from Sept. 24-30.

Of course, Houdini buffs will be interested in the second film of the series, Cremaster 2, as it features Norman Mailer (left) as Houdini as Barney himself as murderer Gary Gilmore. Gilmore, the subject of Mailer’s bestselling book, The Executioner’s Song, claimed he was related to Houdini.

Cremaster 2 has never been released on DVD (as far as I know), so this is rare chance to see one of the more obscure (and bizarre) Houdini films.

Tickets can be purchased online at the Cinema 21 website.

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