4 PM Sunday, October 15
1225 Elm St, Cincinnati, 45202
"Magnificent, a celebration of the imagination ...
one of the most extraordinary films I've ever seen."
~ Roger Ebert
This hidden gem can be treasured on multiple levels. Two stories are told — one within another, intertwining real world and fantasy — with the film's characters active in each. The net effect is a narrative style that recalls both The Wizard of Oz and Pan's Labyrinth.
Shot over four years on 60 locations in 28 countries, "the film," said the L.A. Times, "is a dazzling visual fantasy as well as a meditation on the art of storytelling."
The Fall takes us to places we will likely never visit — a stunningly beautiful feast for the eyes composed of actual locations and architecturally amazing structures, disdaining CGI. As a result you are immersed in visual opulence instead of an onslaught of computerized special effects. The breathtaking visuals are akin to the global diversity found in Samsara and Baraka.
Equally important, The Fall is the thoughtful, emotional tale of two vulnerable people — one looking for love and companionship, the other release and redemption. With extraordinary acting, a journey of discovery and friendship is conveyed with joy, wit, curiosity and a vulnerability that is rare in life, much less in movies – a peaean to the healing, life-affirming power of storytelling.
The Fall, director Tarsem Singh; 2006; USA/South Africa; 117 minutes; Rated R.
Sunday, October 15, 4:00 PM, in the beautiful, newly renovated Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St, Cincinnati 45202. Map and Parking Info
Post-Film Discussion Leader: CWC's Tim Swallow
Tickets for the event (social hour with cash bar, film, post-film discussion) are:
Adult general admission, $10 advance, $15 door.
Adult reserved boxes, $15 advance, $20 door.
Student/ArtsPass general admission, $8 advance, $12 door — must show valid ID upon arrival.
All tickets available online and at (859) 957-FILM.
Seating Comfort — Some patrons at our Oscar Shorts screenings found the wooden seats to be somewhat unforgiving over the span of two film sessions in a single day. Although The Fall is only half as long and this may not be an issue, you may bring a cushion with you to the screening.
QUESTIONS? Please or call (859) 957 3456.
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