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Little Otik 

When: Fri., Oct. 28, 8 p.m. 2011
Price: $5 ($3.50 for members)

Stop-motion animation master Jan Svankmajer inspired a generation of film artists such as the Brothers Quay with classics such as Alice and Faust. Just in time for Halloween, this later work of Svankmajer takes the alternately touching and deeply creepy "Otesanek" folktale as its inspiration. A young couple, haunted by infertility, finds a knotted section of a tree stump shaped much like a baby. They name it Otik, obsessively nurture it, and it comes alive, but its appetite is insatiable, à la Little Shop of Horrors. Svankmajer's trademark frenetic stop-action delivers the metastatic energy of little Otik with unchecked anxiety. Any parent who has endured sleepless nights with a voracious infant might have had nightmares like this in the nursery rocking chair. Marsha Orgeron, film studies professor at N.C. State, will touch on her visit to the filmmaker's Prague studio in her introduction of the film. In Czech with English subtitles. —Chris Vitiello



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