An Evening with Udo Kier, featuring Lars Von Trier's MEDEA

udokier_200_300Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Date: January 28 at 8pm
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Description: Actor Udo Kier appears at the Silent Movie Theatre to discuss his career in film, which includes appearances in everything from high-class art house fare to crass cult exploitation and everything in between. Fans of fantasy films, mystery movies, horror-thrillers, and science fiction cinema know Kier from his roles in ANDY WARHOL'S DRACULA, ANDY WARHOL'S FRANKENSTEIN, THE KINGDOM, THE SIXTH DAY, THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO, and many others.

From the website:

There is no other human on earth who looks like, moves, speaks and acts like Udo Kier -- and many of the world’s top film directors are intimately aware of this. Frequently cast to give a film that extra indefinable oooompfh, Udo nails it every time, with a mixture of camp, chills, commitment, charm and sex! His penetrating blue eyes are like laser beams aimed through the soul; his gravitas can skew either warmly funny or deadly serious; his physical appeal is that of a sensual dark overlord; his that-guy-ness -- electrifying, as his appearance in over 200 film/TV roles, from arthouse to grindhouse, have inspired a deeply devoted cult. This Teutonic two-headed titan of both top-shelf cinema classics and trashy exploitation fare has simply been one of our favorite on-screen performers for forever -- and besides, how could Von Trier, Fassbinder, Herzog, Paul Morrissey, Rob Zombie, Argento, Carpenter, Van Sant, Wenders, Michael Bay, Guy Maddin and Uwe Boll all be wrong?

Tonight, we’re thrilled to welcome Udo for a lively discussion about his wild and prolific filmography, an oodles-of-Udo presentation of some of his greatest movie moments, and a feature presentation of Lars Von Trier’s 1988 film Medea. Made for Danish TV, and from an unproduced script by Carl Dreyer, this meditative, visually astonishing Medea features our guest of honor as the melancholy King Jason (of the Argonauts!).
Medea Dir. Lars Von Trier, 1988, digital presentation, 75 min.