Death Game

For the first evening of Cinema Obscura we needed an introduction to the theme but especially an introduction to the Cinema itself. What better choices than classics! With Twilight Zone, “Escape Clause” and Zardoz we brought legendary and extravagance to the room. With confetti, champagne and our biggest fans our grand opening was a blast!

Immortality? What would it feel to never die. This evening program presents immortality as a challenge of time, where the exciting threat of death is missed by immortals in their long long lives…

Twilight Zone: Escape Clause (1959)
Directed by Mitchell Leisen

“You’re about to meet a hypochondriac. Witness Mr. Walter Bedeker age forty-four. Afraid of the following: death, disease, other people, germs, draft, and everything else. He has one interest in life and that’s Walter Bedeker. One preoccupation, the life and well-being of Walter Bedeker. One abiding concern about society, that if Walter Bedeker should die how will it survive without him?”

Zardoz (1974)
Directed by John Boorman

“You have penetrated me. There is no escape. You are within me. Come into my centre… Come into the centre of the crystal.”