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Classic Film Night: The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)

Classic Film Night: The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)

Date & Time

May 19, 2022 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us to watch this classic film with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey. 

The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)

Directed by Victor Erice

Drama / Fantasy | Spanish with English subtitles | 97 mins | PG

Starring Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Tellería

In an allegory of life after General Franco’s victory in the Spanish Civil War, life in a remote village in the 1940s is calm and uneventful. Two little girls see a travelling movie show of Frankenstein, and one of them starts wandering the countryside in search of this kind creature.

“This is one of the most beautiful films I’ve seen” – Roger Ebert


“A mysterious unforgettable film” – Adrian Martin

Guest Speaker

The film will be introduced and given context by Peter Rainey, an SMSA member and cinema enthusiast, who returns to an earlier passion for films as a Program Director for a Queensland Cinema Group, now that he has retired after 40 years in the education profession.

Event details

This event will be held in person at our Henry Carmichael Theatre, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street Sydney.

Registration to attend this event is essential.

Free event – all welcome.



Image credits: Jacel Desposito, The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)

Mask wearing is strongly encouraged.

Please be mindful of social distancing.

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Date & Time

May 19, 2022 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia

Henry Carmichael Theatre

280 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

Level 1


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