I wish I could attend the Dreams, Nightmares and Hallucinations: A Celebration of The Dream Sequence lecture by Ronni Thomas next month in Brooklyn. I love the subject matter, particularly the inclusion of Canadian cult 3-D classic The Mask.
Here are the details, from the event website:
A screening and lecture with film-maker Ronni Thomas
Location: 543 Union St., Brooklyn, NY
Date: Saturday, February 19th
Time: 8:00 PM
Presented by Morbid Anatomy
Join filmmaker Ronni Thomas for an exploration and celebration of the dream sequence. Thomas will contextualize the dream sequence within a discussion of its history, and will touch on the thoughts of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung on the practice. Following will be a screening of many of the most memorable of these sequences, including excerpts from films spanning the entire history of the medium, including “The Wizard of Oz” (which is, essentially one long dream sequence), Hitchcock’s “Spellbound” with its Salvador Dali-designed dreams, Burton’s “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure,” Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby,” Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” and, the presenter’s absolute favorite, the 1961 cult classic “The Mask.” Also screened will be sequences from such films as “The Sentinel,” “Trainspotting,” “The Singing Detective,” “American Werewolf in London,” “Moon Tide,” and more.