The Long Day Closes

Long Day Closes

A film by Terence Davies
Starring Leigh McCormack, Marjorie Yates and Anthony Watson

The Music Box Theatre will screen a new 35mm print of this Terence Davies film from 1992 in preparation of of his new film The Deep Blue Sea set to open in Chicago on March 23rd.

The Long Day Closes is the story of eleven-year-old “Bud.” A sad and lonely boy, Bud struggles through his days. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local movie-house. All the while, his family looms large in our peripheral vision as do the menacing bullies of his school, but Bud is the center of attention both from the camera’s angle and from his doting family. With a gray background, the film fuses clips and audio from classic movies into Bud’s dreary childhood and brings it to life with an elegance Bach would bring to your home movies. The overall effect is a montage of memory which seems to ignite flashes of recognition in the viewer.

A deeply personal film, and at times a touching one, it is a collection of fragments and memories artfully pieced into a quirky, captivating book of dreams.New York Times

The sort of work that can renew one’s faith in movies. Chicago Sun-Times


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85 mins

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