Cinema’s master surrealist Luis Bunuel made this withering satire of social conventions and bourgeois values late in his career as part of his successful collaboration with French writer Jean-Claude Carrière. As six upper class sophisticates repeatedly attempt and fail to have dinner together, Bunuel delights in confounding them with increasingly absurdist conceits and bizarre interruptions, blurring reality and dreams to disorienting effect. The screening will be followed by an open audience discussion led by an expert panel from the fields of film and psychoanalysis.

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie film poster