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Fri, March 28, 7:00pm

“A Spell to Ward off the Darkness”

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

Ben Rivers and Ben Russell’s collaborative film A Spell to Ward off the Darkness follows an unnamed character (musician Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe) through three seemingly disparate moments in his life. With little explanation, we join him in the midst of a 15-person collective on a small Estonian island; in isolation in the majestic wilderness of Northern Finland; and during a concert as the singer and guitarist of a black metal band in Norway.

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A Spell to Ward off the Darkness

(Ben Rivers, Ben Russell, ) 98 min

A Spell to Ward off the Darkness follows a single character at three disparate moments in his life: alone in the wilderness of Northern Finland, as one member of a...