See this film [for free]: The Belly of an Architect @ the HFA

Among Peter Greenaway's impenetrably beautiful and maddeningly symmetrical films, The Belly Of An Architect (1987) might be the most accessible. In it a rotund Brian Dennehy plays Stourley Kracklite (a name worthy of Edward Gorey), the designer of the title, who travels to Rome with his young wife (Chloe Webb) for an exhibition of his favorite architect, the visionary 18th century genius Étienne-Louis Boullée. But the belly replaces Boullée as Kracklite's obsession, both his own and that of his pregnant wife, and the ensuing absurdist tragedy unfolds with architectural finality. It screens for free at the Harvard Film Architect in the Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge | Wednesday, November 16 @ 7 pm | free | 617.495.4700 or

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