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The Mundo King
Afterparty to follow with music by Chances with Wolves.
“The Mundo King” is the story of Rolf Schulz, an eccentric German millionaire who fled his corporate life in pursuit of more creative endeavors. At the age of 51, Schulz moved to the Dominican Republic and spent the next 20 years devoted to a special project – a castle so grand that it would attract aliens to Earth.
Filmmakers spent more than six years following Schulz as he continued to adorn the seven-story castle with thousands of art works – sculptures of monsters and spaceships, paintings, murals and massive installations. The detail and grandeur of the castle is equally matched by Schulz’s enthusiastic and imaginative theories on art, aliens, and rocket science. The film examines how Schulz is cursed to pursue his wild artistic ideas to the detriment of his wealth, health, and closest relationships. “The aliens will not come for small things,” Schulz says.
The film is a true reflection of the unforgettable experience provided by Schulz when visiting Castillo Mundo King, which sits atop a hill in the beach town of Sosua. The castle is Schulz’s masterwork – a stunning, Gaudi-esque structure on the outside and a labyrinth of incredible art on the inside.
This is the first ever screening of the film and a Q&A discussion will follow the screening. Additionally, an afterparty with musical guest Chances With Wolves will be held at Wythe Cinema Bar.