What: The Fall
When: Saturday November 22, 6:30 pm
Rating: R (some violent images)
Where: Lawrence Academy
Conant Gallery and Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center
Lowell Road, Groton, Massachusetts 01450
Parking: Please see this map.
Cost: Admission is free for members. Non-members can purchase a one-day membership at the door for $15 per person, which includes admission to the receptions, screening, and speaker presentation (if any). For details please see our membership page.
The Fall is a hugely ambitious film that has been called an “enjoyable, well acted and visually stunning fantasy drama that is sure to divide audiences but is unlike anything else you’ll see all year” (Matthew Turner, ViewLondon). The film, a long meditation on the redemptive power of storytelling, overlaps a period piece set in the movie world of 1915 Los Angeles, the growing friendship between a wounded stuntman and a 5-year-old girl, and a sumtuous visual realization of the extended story he tells her. Critics and audiences divided sharply on this film, with critics rating it around 50/100 on Rottentomatoes.com and everyday users awarding it 89/100. It has a rare 8.0 rating on the Internet Movie Database.
Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI):
“One of the most distinctive-looking films ever to play in a theater, a dark fantasy overflowing with mesmerizingly weird images at every turn. ”
Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle:
“An achingly beautiful movie and a triumph of location scouting, with more cosmopolitan spectacle than the past three Indiana Jones and James Bond movies combined.”
Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
“It's like a Terry Gilliam fantasy directed by Zhang Yimou and reimagined by a child.”