Monday, March 19, 2012

MMoCA screening Cremaster 2 this Friday and Saturday

Norman Mailer as Houdini
As part of the special programing for Houdini: Art and Magic, The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art will screen Matthew Barney’s Cremaster 2 on Friday, March 23 at 7–8:30 pm and Saturday, March 24 at 2–3:30 pm.

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.

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