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The Chinese Shoe
Darkly absurdist story of a cabbie who spontaneously rescues a young woman from a brothel only to develop an obsessive yet platonic love for her.
Shot clandestinely on a shoestring budget, the second feature by prolific filmmaker and theorist Cristián Sánchez bears an uncanny, yet ultimately only vague, resemblance to Taxi Driver (1976) with its story of a cabbie who spontaneously rescues a young woman from a brothel only to develop an obsessive yet platonic love for her. By keeping all violence and sexuality deliberately off-screen Sánchez, however, shapes his film as a darkly absurdist fable of desire anxiously displaced and ... view more »
$10 - Regular Admission / $8 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard staff and Senior Citizens
Free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.
Discounts apply for Harvard Film Archive Members
Tickets available online or 30 minutes before showtime at the cinematheque on the lower level of the Carpenter Center.
Contact: (617) 496-3211
Although parking in Cambridge is difficult (most of the surrounding streets have restricted parking for Cambridge residents only), metered parking on Broadway and Harvard Streets, as well as the rest of Harvard Square, is free after 8pm. Film-goers are encouraged to use public transportation, particularly the MBTA Red Line.