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The Long Day Closes


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The Long Day Closes
New 35mm Print Terence Davies, 1992
Tue, May 22, 2012 7 PM
“Beautifully poetic, the film dazzles with its stylistic confidence, emotional honesty, terrific wit, and all-round audacity.”—Geoff Andrew, Time Out London

One of cinema’s most exquisite memory films, The Long Day Closes transports viewers to 1956 Liverpool through a fusion of magisterial camera movements, perfectly selected songs, and emotionally honest autobiographical details from director Terence Davies’s childhood. Capturing the interior life of an 11-year-old boy as he contends with family, church, school, and the movies, the film glides from one poignant vignette to another. In the two decades since The Long Day Closes, Davies has only been able to make four new feature films, including his latest, The Deep Blue Sea, which stars Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston and received a limited U.S. theatrical release this spring. (85 mins., 35mm)
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