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Visually Stunning and Poetic Horror: Santa Sangre

28 Jul

If the movie, Santa Sangre, was a car; at first you might think Alfred Hitchcock was driving but behind the wheel is talented director, Alejandro Jodorowsky. What you have from Jodorowsky is a first class trip to destination Santa Sangre.

This movie definitely falls under the Avant Garde, even phantasmagorical category rather than just calling it a horror flick or psychological thriller. I’d like to think of it as a psychological fairy tale with an arsenal of symbolic references that at first seem to be going nowhere; but then, you reach the end of the film and it comes together. Get ready for a visually stunning and poetic tale of of everything human that leads to murder. This movie’s artistic beauty balances the visceral gore and sexual content that the film contains.

Besides DVD and Blu-Ray editions available from BCCLS libraries, Hoboken Library patrons have access to Santa Sangre through Kanopy. Also available from Kanopy is an exclusive making-of documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew.

Hoboken patrons have access to 20 checkouts of Kanopy streaming media per month. Hoboken resident cardholders also have unlimited access to Kanopy Kids and The Great Courses Series. In addition Kanopy will be offering through certain content partners a selection of titles that will not deduct play credits from your account so you can watch them in addition to your 20 checkouts (these titles are listed under Credit-Free Viewing). Over 30,000 films can be streamed from computers, televisions, mobile devices or platforms by downloading the Kanopy app. The films include award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Kanopy Kids includes educational and engaging videos for children of all ages—as well as the young at heart. With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity.

Hoboken Resident Cardholders can also check out additional film and TV shows, as well as graphic novels, ebooks, and digital audiobooks from Hoopla.

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Sacha Chavez
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