New Meetup: Wild Grass

From: Christy O
Sent on: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 12:31 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Strictly Belcourt!

What: Wild Grass

When: Thursday, September 9,[masked]:45 PM

Fairly last-minute, but let's catch Wild Grass at its last showtime. Meet at 6:30 at Fido, or meet us at the theatre by 7:45. Showtime is 7:50.

As the camera glides and loop-de-loops through the 88-year-old Alain Resnais?s surreal romantic comedy ?Wild Grass,? primary colors take on a luminescent glow. Objects ? a yellow car, a red dress, a blue doorway, even traffic lights ? assume the heightened visual intensity of symbols in a waking dream. Characters go about their days, as we all do, imagining what if? Their fantasies pop up in hazy live-action cartoon balloons that materialize alongside them. Eric Gautier?s voluptuous cinematography is synchronized with Mark Snow?s lush jazz-inflected music to evoke a tantalizing sense of mystery reminiscent of an Alfred Hitchcock cat-and-mouse game. ? Stephen Holden, The New York Times

The reviews on this one are decidedly mixed, but even the "bad" reviews leave me intrigued. View the Rotten Tomatoes review page and judge for yourself.

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