<i>The Phantom Museum: Random Forays into the Vaults of Sir Henry Wellcome’s Medical Collection</i>. 2003. Great Britain

Museum Documentaries

Program 65 min.

Saturday, October 20, 2012, 5:00 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

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Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets
Ron Magliozzi and the Quay Brothers

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The Phantom Museum: Random Forays into the Vaults of Sir Henry Wellcome’s Medical Collection
2003. Great Britain. Evidence of the Quay’s fascination with bizarre anatomies and the human interior, both physical and metaphysical, this pseudo-documentary demonstrates the influence of the Polish erotic filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk. 11 min.

Inventorium of Traces: Jan Potocki at Castle Lancut
2008/09. Poland. The Quays’ camera roves the dynastic collections of the Polish aristocratic family Potocki, and explores among the museum’s living and dead occupants. 23 min.

Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum)
2011. USA. Narrated by Derek Jacobi. The film pays tribute to the unusual collection of medical enigmas on display at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia, and tells the central stories of Henry Eastlack, whose muscle slowly turned to bone, and the famed Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker. 31 min.

In the Film exhibition Lip-Reading Puppets: The Curators’ Prescription for Deciphering the Quay Brothers

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