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Erik Skjoldbjærg's Insomnia

Insomnia is something that I know well. I’m actually on day four of nights where I usually get about 2-4 hours of sleep at the most. If it goes on long enough everything will start to slow down including reaction time, focus, processing thoughts along with constant headaches, a weakened immune system and if you are really lucky hallucinations. If you have never had the pleasure of experiencing insomnia first hand I’m going to ask you to imagine having to make it through your work week with the effects listed above. Now imagine that you are feeling the listed effects above and your profession requires you to carry a gun.



Release Date: May 29th, 1998

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Running Time: 97 Minutes

Country: Norway


I originally planned on showing another film but after suffering a week long bout from the sleeping disorder I started thinking about the wonderful little crime film by Erik Skjoldbjærg. Sullied police detective Jonas Engström (Stellan Skarsgård) finds himself in the coastal town of Tromsø, where he is trying to solve a murder. Unfortunately Jonas arrives in Tromsø during the midnight sun.

Roger Ebert had this to say about the film “The movie is not a thriller or an action picture, but a psychological study. "Crime and Punishment'' comes to mind, with its theme of a man who believes he stands outside the rules that apply to other people.” “It's easy to make movies with external action, chases and shoot-outs. It is much harder to make a film in which many of the important events take place inside the minds of the characters. Much depends simply on where the actors are arranged in the frame, so that we can see one face and not another.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jpVtYQIols

This showing will be held at Boogie's Burgers & Brew in a tented area outside with a bar room environment.

This is a 21 and over show since the area the film is shown in houses a bar. Food and drinks are available during the showing of the film and there are plenty of tables set up to make eating as comfortable as possible.

Like always I would like to thank Paul our fellow Celluloid Lover and my liaison with Boogie’s. I would also like to thank Ian (Boogie’s Owner) and his crew for letting us use Boogie’s for this meet up.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Organizer,

Damon


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  • Gina G.

    Bars are allowed to be a bit noisy. We should just turn our volume up. I thought when it was on Breaking Bad that was a good volume.

    September 16, 2013

    • Damon S.

      I have figured out a solution to the noise level and other things. I will be sending out an email on that and Christmas ideas sometime in the next few days.

      September 16, 2013

  • Zara

    Good choice. Damon you are so spot on!

    September 4, 2013

    • Damon S.

      Thank my inability to sleep like a normal person.

      1 · September 4, 2013

    • Gina G.

      You can get some help for that y'know.

      September 16, 2013

  • Gina G.

    Good. I do wish the volume would be up a little more. It's hard to hear over the traffic, music, and background conversations sometimes. The movie, interesting.

    September 16, 2013

  • Damon S.

    I want to apologize about the ambiance at boogies. It's never been quite like that before and I guarantee it will not happen again. Thank you all for being great and making the most of it.

    1 · September 16, 2013

  • Halstead Y.

    Darn, life is intruding! I was really looking forward to this. I will definitely be there for Tokyo Drifter, though - one of my favorites.

    September 15, 2013

    • Damon S.

      It's okay. The rain kept the group pretty small.

      September 16, 2013

  • Zara

    Great conversation, good film. Noisy ambiance.

    2 · September 15, 2013

  • Halstead Y.

    Looking forward to my first event!

    September 9, 2013

    • Damon S.

      Looking forward to meeting you

      September 9, 2013

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    September 4, 2013

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