Song to Song
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Terrence Malick. 2017, 129 mins. DCP. With Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Holly Hunter. Terrence Malick’s kaleidoscopic rumination on youthful longing is set against the Austin, Texas music scene, where a love triangle between two struggling songwriters (Gosling and Mara) and a music mogul (Fassbender) takes shape and dissolves, leading to formations with new partners (Portman, Blanchett), new anxieties and revelations. Working in a mode and mindframe all his own, with Emmanuel Lubezki’s fluid camera veering from interior to exterior, celebrity cameos to on-the-fly observation, Malick stretches the limits of cinematic form not to underscore his own mastery, but in order to pose the fragilest questions of desire, doubt, and impermanence.
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