LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
JUNE 2 – 13
Bi Gan follows up his knockout debut, Kaili Blues, with this noir-tinged stunner about a lost soul (Jue Huang) on a quest to find a missing woman from his past (Wei Tang, Lust, Caution). Following leads across Guizhou province, he crosses paths with a series of colorful characters, among them a prickly hairdresser played by Taiwanese superstar Sylvia Chang. When the search leads him to a dingy movie theater, the film launches into an hour-long, gravity-defying sequence shot that plunges its protagonist—and us—into a labyrinthine cityscape. China’s biggest arthouse hit of all time, the film took in more than $40 million dollars in its opening weekend at the domestic box office.
Dir: Bi Gan / 2019 / China / 140 min
“Writer-director Bi Gan, 28, takes you on a rapturous ride through the night that will knock you for a loop.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Long Day’s Journey Into Night is one of these films that you have to see if you love filmmaking as an art.” – Alan Ng, Film Threat
“In one sublime feat of cinematic prestidigitation, Bi forges new possibilities by which movies can defy the constraints of logic and represent the unrepresentable.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
SCREENING: TUE 6/4 7:00PM; WED 6/5 4:00PM; THU 6/6 7:00PM; FRI 6/7 9:00PM; SUN 6/9 5:00PM; TUE 6/11 4:00PM; WED 6/12 7:00PM; THU 6/13 4:00PM
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.