New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

e p i d e m i c

October 5, 2001 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(Denmark, 1988, 106 minutes, color, video)

Directed by Lars von Trier
Starring Lars von Trier and Neils Vørsel

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.