Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 at 6:30 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Charlotte Wells. 2022, 101 mins. DCP. With Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, Celia Rowlson-Hall. The acclaimed debut from Scottish filmmaker Wells stars Mescal and Corio as a divorced dad and his daughter on holiday at a beach resort in Turkey. Though they enjoy each other’s company and their relaxing down time together, there’s an underlying current of melancholy to the proceedings that only gradually reveals itself as the days wear on. Wells takes an entirely new approach to the family memento movie, creating a kind of talisman into the past; it is based upon the filmmaker’s own relationship with her father, and indeed the film feels like it coasts on the ebbs and flows of memory. Impressively acted by its two charismatic leads, Aftersun doesn’t feel like any other movie—a tactile experience at once naturalistic and dreamlike, building to an overwhelming final passage.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.