Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Bi Gan. 2018. 140 mins. 3D DCP. In Mandarin with English subtitles. With Wei Tang, Jue Huang, Sylvia Chang, Hong-Chi Lee, Yongzhong Chen.Bi Gan follows up his knockout debut, Kaili Blues, with a stylized, color-drunk noir about a lost soul (Jue Huang) on a quest to find a missing woman from his past (Wei Tang). 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 3D sequence that plunges its protagonist—and us—into a labyrinthine cityscape. “Magical. An honest-to-God, how’d-they-do-that enchantment. Ranks among the great poetic and technical achievements in recent cinema. A full-body swoon of a movie.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times. A Kino Lorber release.
*This one New Release screening is free for Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels. Please note tickets for other screenings of Long Day’s Journey Into Night are available to members at the discounted rate of $7.
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