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UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES *SOLD OUT*
Thursday, October 14
(2010, HD, 114m) dir Apichatpong Weerasethakul w/Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) follows the life of Boonmee, who is near the final stages of kidney failure. Boonmee returns to his hometown in the Northeast of Thailand for his recovery but has to encounter his past and what he’s convinced of as the reasons for his illness instead. On the one hand, the film’s ambiguous treatment of memories is intertwined with the region’s violent history. On the other hand, the film dwells in the past, reminiscing antiquated styles of low-budget Thai television dramas—a thoughtfully crafted tribute to the director’s memories of his childhood and all the obsolete and lost media forms. The film is part of Weerasethakul’s collaborative art project, “Primitive,” in which the director worked in a spontaneous mode with local teenagers in the Northeastern town, Nabua. Together, they produced videos and “a spaceship” as a way to escape the violent history of anti-Communist massacres. Primitive has been exhibited in many prestigious museums around the world, and its “spaceship” is currently installed for display at the Thai Film Archive. —Professor Palita Chunsaengchan
The Trylon will be operating at 2/3rd capacity for this screening series. Tickets are free, but first-come first-serve. You are required to show proof of vaccination (vaccine card + government issued-ID that confirms the name listed on the vaccination card) for entry. Concessions will not be offered, for the safety of all patrons!