Detroit Film Theatre

Matthew Barney in person with THE CREMASTER CYCLE

Wednesdays, September 15, 22 & 29

7:00 PM

Matthew Barney's The Cremaster Cycle will have a rare complete showing – in the sequence in which the films were made – beginning on September 15th for three consecutive Wednesdays.
The five films of The Cremaster Cycle span genres and locales from a football stadium to a musical revue to a lyric opera in Budapest, encompassing a gothic Western, the Masonic secrets of the Chrysler Tower, and a motorcycle race. Each film comprises a completely realized work in itself, however, seen together and in chronological sequence, they travel from west to east to trace a metaphorical path toward fully developed form. It is a rare opportunity to see the Cycle in theaters on 35mm film.
On September 15th at 7:00 p.m., Matthew Barney will introduce Cremaster Part Four and Cremaster Part One.
Cremaster Parts 2 and 5 will screen on September 22nd at 7:00 p.m.
Cremaster Part 3 will close the Cycle on September 29th at 7:00 p.m.
Barney, who is also a sculptor and performance artist, will introduce The Cremaster Cycle before the Sept. 15 showing of Cremaster Part 4 and Cremaster Part 1. A cocktail reception with the artist will be held at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Tickets for the reception are $125, and proceeds benefit DIA auxiliaries Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art (FMCA) and Friends of the Detroit Film Theatre. A part of the reception ticket is tax deductible. To purchase patron tickets please contact Tarya Stanford at 313.833.4020 or
Presentation of the Cremaster series was generously underwritten by Rebecca and Alan Ross.