Cine en el Barrio: Eggshells

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Critic's Pick Release Date: 2011-03-03

The Austin Chronicle called it a “rehatching” when Tobe Hooper’s film Eggshells resurfaced after being lost for four decades. Billed as a “time and spaced film fantasy,” as well as “an American freak illumination,” Eggshells captures the psychedelic glory of ’60s-era Austin by focusing on a houseful of hippies who paint their bodies, read Beat poetry, and bathe together while a ghostly presence haunts their basement. Heavy on experimentation and light on plot, Eggshells fascinates with some of the same ominous camera techniques Hooper used to terrify audiences five years later with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. $6 for non-members, 7pm, Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe, guadalupeculturalarts.org.

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