WALKABOUT Film Series

 
  • Des Moines
  • Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Ave
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • 515.277.4405
  • Hours | Directions

  • John & Mary Pappajohn
  • Sculpture Park
  • 13th and Grand Ave
  • Downtown
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Hours | Directions
  • DOUBLE FEATURE
    Sunday, March 18 / 1 pm

  • Simon of the Desert

    Luis Buñuel, director, 1965
    43 minutes, not rated

    Simon of the Desert is Luis Buñuel’s wicked and wild take on the life of devoted ascetic Saint Simeon Stylites, who waited atop a pillar surrounded by a barren landscape for six years, six months, and six days, in order to prove his devotion to God. Yet the devil, in the figure of the beautiful Silvia Pinal, huddles below, trying to tempt him down. A skeptic’s vision of human conviction, Buñuel’s short and sweet satire is one of the master filmmaker’s most renowned works of surrealism.

     

  • Walkabout

    Nicolas Roeg, director, 1971
    95 minutes, not rated

    A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to cope in the natural world without their usual comforts in this hypnotic masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg. Along the way, they meet a young aborigine on his “walkabout,” a rite of passage in which adolescent boys are initiated into manhood by journeying into the wilderness alone. Walkabout is a thrilling adventure as well as a provocative rumination on time and civilization.

     


     
  • Sunday, March 25 / 1:30 pm

     
  • Maria Full of Grace

    Joshua Marston, director, 2004
    101 minutes, rated R

    In a small village in Colombia, the pregnant 17-year-old Maria supports her family with her salary working at a flower plantation. She is fired, and with a total lack of perspective of finding a new job, she decides to accept the offer to work as a drug mule, flying to the United States with 62 pellets of cocaine in her stomach. Once in New York, things don’t happen as planned.

     

All films will be shown in Levitt Auditorium and are FREE.