Saturday, September 9
(1993) 16mm. Approx. 130 min.
“If one combined a family picture and a horror movie with a dark comic undercurrent, you would have Zoo.”
– Eric Monder, Film Journal International
“Its horrific behind-the-scenes revelations tend to be delivered with subtlety and wit. The best joke, if you will, is that Wiseman films the animals as though they were people while their captors unthinkingly treat them like objects, including a sickly croc who’s stuffed into a box like a broken computer.”
– Matt Prigge, The Village Voice
“A bloody, happy, deathly, exuberant place, with even less overheard conversation than in most Wiseman films. ‘Zoo’ is disturbingly lush and austere, bookended by the misleading entertainments of a dancing elephant show and a lavish fund-raiser for zoo donors. Absolutely not for anyone who would rather look the other way.”
– Los Angeles Times