Rooftop Film Club: The Roof Gardens - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Tue May 7
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Time Out says
Mon Apr 22 2013
Viewers deserve to see Gondry and screenwriter Kaufman's hilarious, love-stricken, endlessly inventive collaboration fresh for themselves - especially since the more surreal thrills hinge on an 'am I awake or dreaming' mix up, and since even the quieter passages tremble with pain and revelatory vulnerability. Suffice to say the formidable Gondry/Kaufman/Carrey axis works marvel after marvel in expressing the bewildering beauty and existential horror of being trapped inside one's own addled mind, and in allegorising the self-preserving amnesia of a broken but hopeful heart.
This outdoor screening, part of the Rooftop Film Club's 2013 season, sees 'Eternal Sunshine' beamed onto a big screen and transmitted via wireless headphones, while viewers enjoy a free barbecued burger or hot dog (vegetarian options available) in proper, comfy chairs. Dress for the temperature but don't mind the rain - the show goes on regardless under the protection of a giant umbrella.