Fond Object Backyard Movie Night Presents: Don't Look Now!

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Well kiddos, we have a real humdinger of a movie for you this week! Remember last year when we screened POSSESSION and everyone lost their goddamn minds? This week we are showing a film with a similar grief-filled tone, the wild DON'T LOOK NOW! Chock full of reoccurring themes (breaking glass, water, falling, the color red), and a fluid sense of time where the past, present, and future all sort of exist in the same time frame, this flick will truly knock your socks off. In fact, we here at Fond Object recommend removing your shoes prior to the start of the film so as your socks do not blow right through them.

Don't Look Now is a 1973 independent British-Italian film directed by Nicolas Roeg. It is a thriller adapted from the short story by Daphne du Maurier. Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland star as a married couple who travel to Venice following the recent accidental death of their daughter, after the husband accepts a commission to restore a church. They encounter two sisters, one of whom claims to be clairvoyant and informs them that their daughter is trying to contact them and warn them of danger. The husband at first dismisses their claims, but starts to experience mysterious sightings himself.

While Don't Look Now observes many conventions of the thriller genre, its primary focus is on the psychology of grief, and the effect the death of a child can have on a relationship. Its emotionally convincing depiction of grief is often singled out as a trait not usually present in films featuring supernatural plot elements.

As well as the unusual handling of its subject matter, Don't Look Now is renowned for its innovative editing style, and its use of recurring motifs and themes. The film often employs flashbacks and flashforwards in keeping with the depiction of precognition, but some scenes are intercut or merged to alter the viewer's perception of what is really happening. It also adopts an impressionist approach to its imagery, often presaging events with familiar objects, patterns and colours using associative editing techniques.

If you have not seen this little gem of a movie, then you will definitely want to be here on Sunday night!

Doors at 8:0
Don't Look Now at 8:15

B.Y.O.B. Entrance on Riverside Drive through the big wooden gate that says IN.

We encourage you to bring folding chairs or blankets, as seating is limited.

Be seeing you!
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