A decade in the making, Mariano Llinás’s follow-up to his 2008 cult classic Extraordinary Stories is an unrepeatable labor of love and madness that redefines the concept of binge viewing. The director himself shows up at the start to preview the six disparate episodes that await, each starring the same four remarkable actresses: Elisa Carricajo, Valeria Correa, Pilar Gamboa, and Laura Paredes. Overflowing with nested subplots and whiplash digressions, La Flor shape-shifts from a B-movie to a musical to a spy thriller to a category-defying metafiction—all of them without endings—to a remake of a very well-known French classic and, finally, to an enigmatic period piece that lacks a beginning (granted, all notions of beginnings and endings become fuzzy after 14 hours). An adventure in scale and duration, La Flor is a wildly entertaining exploration of the possibilities of fiction that lands somewhere close to its outer limits.
There will be two options to view La Flor. Option A is three parts and Option B is eight parts. The schedule can be viewed below. Your single $20/$25 ticket includes all parts in the selected option. If you can’t attend the first screenings, but you would like to attend subsequent parts, $20/$25 tickets are available at the box office.
Part 1: Wednesday 10/10 6PM at the Walter Reade Theater
Part 2: Thursday 10/11 6PM at the Francesca Beale Theater
Part 3: Friday 10/12 6:30PM at the Francesca Beale Theater
Option B – 8 Parts (all screenings take place at the Francesca Beale Theater)
Part 1: Monday 10/1 3PM
Part 2: Tuesday 10/2 3PM
Part 3: Wednesday 10/3 3PM
Part 4: Thursday 10/4 3PM
Part 5: Tuesday 10/9 3PM
Part 6: Wednesday 10/10 3PM
Part 7: Thursday 10/11 3PM
Part 8: Friday 10/12 3PM
Mariano Llinás will also give a free talk on October 12 at 5pm at the Francesca Beale Theater.