e p i d e m i c
October 5, 2001 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
(Denmark, 1988, 106 minutes, color, video)
In Lars von Trier's self-referential film, the director and screenwriter play a director and screenwriter. As the two filmmakers collaborate on a script about a global epidemic, a real epidemic begins to strike everyone around them. Von Trier, responsible for such award-winning films as Breaking the Waves (1996) and Dancer in the Dark (2000), shot most of Epidemic in documentary style using a 16mm camera.