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MBC Interactive Archive Project: WR: Mysteries of the Organism

Directed by: Dušan Makavejev | 1968-71 | 1h 24m | Unrated | In English, Serbo-Croation, German & Russian w/ English subtitles

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1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach (786) 471-3269

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• Adults – $10.00
• Older Adults (62+ years old w/ valid ID) – $8.00
• Students & Teachers (w/ valid ID) – $8.00
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With the Support Of

MBC Interactive Archive Project: 1960s
“The Eastern European New Waves”
WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM (WR: Misterije organizma)
(Presented by the Miami Beach Film Society)

Yugoslavia was at the heart of the sexual revolution thanks to cinema “l’Enfant Terrible” Dusan Makavejev and others. Makavejev combined the vintage footage of Wilhelm Reich with a modern story of sexual experiences to form one of the most outrageous avant-garde cinematic creations that came out of 1960s-70s Eastern Europe.

Makavejev’s masterwork is a clash between documentary (a tribute to the psychology and philosophy of Wilhelm Reich) and free flying narrative (the story of girl’s sexual awakening).

“What does the energy harnessed through orgasm have to do with the state of communist Yugoslavia circa 1971? Only counterculture filmmaker extraordinaire Dušan Makavejev has the answers (or the questions). His surreal documentary-fiction collision WR: Mysteries of the Organism begins as an investigation into the life and work of controversial psychologist and philosopher Wilhelm Reich and then explodes into a free-form narrative of a beautiful young Slavic girl’s sexual liberation. Banned upon its release in the director’s homeland, the art-house smash WR is both whimsical and bold in its blending of politics and sexuality.”
– CRITERION COLLECTION