China/France, 2018, 138 min, 3D 2K DCP, Dir. Bi Gan, Not Rated, Mandarin with English subtitles, Kino Lorber

Long Day's Journey Into Night (3D)

Saturday, 5/25 to Monday, 5/27

“A magical piece of filmmaking that ranks among the great poetic and technical achievements in recent cinema.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

Writer-director Bi Gan’s immersive art-house sensation broke box office records in China. Long Day’s Journey Into Night is a noir-tinged film about a lonely man’s quest to find the woman he loved and has been unable to forget, told in two parts: the first an achronological detective story, the second a nocturnal dream. The director has created a film like nothing you’ve seen before, especially in the second half’s hour-long, gravity-defying 3D shot, which plunges its protagonist - and us - through a labyrinthine cityscape. “Midnight movies are no longer the attraction they were in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s,” writes The New York Times’ Glenn Kenny. “This sometimes seems like a shame. Long Day’s Journey Into Night would make exemplary late-night communal viewing ... . Watching it feels like dreaming with your eyes open.”

Tickets to these screenings are $12.75 and under. Cinema members pay only $8.

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