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
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.”
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,