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Prometheus Triumphant: A Fugue in the Key of Flesh

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Exhibiting extreme stylization and thematic influence by the German Expressionists, this silent feature from co-directors Mike McKown and Jim Towns tells of two lovers, the gorgeous Esmeralda and her exiled paramour, Janick (Josh Ebel), whose relationship nearly comes to a bitter end when she contracts a deadly case of the plague. Mercifully, Janick discovers a cure in the last waning moments and attempts to save her life. Towns and McKown employ title cards in the manner of early-20th century silent...more

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