|Norman Mailer as Houdini|
This second film Barney’s The Cremaster Cycle features Norman Mailer as Houdini and 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.
The screening is free for MMoCA members and $7 for nonmembers.
For a full list of special related events, visit the Houdini Art and Magic page at the MMoCA website.