Friday, Aug 5 at 7:30 pm
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Jocelyn Moorhouse. 1991, 86 mins. DCP. With Hugo Weaving, Geneviève Picot, Russell Crowe. Weaving plays Martin, a blind photographer whose distrust of everyone is rooted in a childhood incident. He takes photos as proof that the world he imagines is the same world that sighted people see. When he meets Andy (Crowe), he comes the closest he ever has to trusting the words of a fellow friend. But when Andy gets involved with Celia (Picot), Martin’s housekeeper, who is also in love with the photographer, things get decidedly calculating. Moorhouse’s debut feature deftly controls a tangle of emotions and manipulations between the three players in this not-quite love/hate triangle. With its black humor and simple set-up, it’s a cinematic master class on human vulnerability and the need for connection.
Presented in association with the National Film and Sound Archive’s digital restoration program – NFSA Restores: Reviving our cinema icons.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free or discounted for MoMI members ($11 classic). 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.