Martin Scorsese & Francis Ford Coppola present

THE SARGOSSA MANUSCRIPT
in dedication to Jerry Garcia

Special Limited Engagement!

Thursday, June 17 - 8:00 PM

Friday, June 18 - 6:00 PM/9:30 PM

Saturday, June 19 - 5:00 PM/8:30 PM

Sunday, June 20 - 3:00 PM/6:30 PM

 

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EGYPTIAN THEATRE

"I loved THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT ... I saw the film three times, which in my case is exceptional" -- Luis Bu˝uel

1965, Cowboy Booking, 180 min. "I understand your mind is rebelling against improbable phenomena," someone murmurs in Polish director Wojciech Has’ legendary occult masterpiece -- a mesmerizing cascade of shadow boxes and cul-de-sacs, in which a Napoleonic officer (Zbigniew Cybulski) finds himself trapped within the story told by an ancient manuscript, one that sends him back repeatedly through time to challenge Death itself. Based on the 18th-century novel by Egyptologist and Freemason Jan Potocki, the film almost became one of history’s lost occult treasures -- until it was rescued recently by the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, with the help of Martin Scorsese and Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead (who acknowledged the film’s enormous influence on his music.) [Please note the 3 hour running time of THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT -- presented here in its full-length version.]