New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series



October 26, 2001 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(USA/France, 1991, 98 minutes, b&w and color, 35mm)

Directed by Stephen Soderbergh
Starring Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Joel Grey,
Ian Holm, Jeroen Krabbé

This was Stephen Soderbergh's first work following the runaway success of his low-budget independent debut, Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989). Most critics panned Kafka at the time of its release but the film displays great originality and is worth watching if only to gain insight into the artistic development of Soderberg, who received an unprecedented double Oscar-nomination this year for Traffic and Erin Brockovich.

Kafka continues the Institute's tradition of eerie Halloween entertainment.