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Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Repertory Series ArchiveRecent Raves (Summer 2015)

Slow West

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Michael Fassbender in SLOW WEST

(2015) dir John Maclean w/Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn, Caren Pistorius [84 min]
At the end of the nineteenth century, Jay (Smit-McPhee), a naïve young Scotsman, travels to the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is soon joined by Silas (Fassbender), a mysterious loner who becomes Jay’s guide and companion but harbors his own private agenda. All the while, and unbeknownst to them, the pair is being pursued by a dangerous gang of bounty hunters. SLOW WEST is a neo-Western with a fairy tale patina and an impish sense of humor that never shies away from the darker side of the Old West.

“Gorgeously shot, crisply edited, acted with devilish finesse, and blessed with a rawboned musical score that haunts you while you’re watching the movie and taunts you on the way home. It’s all of 84 minutes, but when it’s done, you know you’ve seen something.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

“An intriguingly off-center Western… impeccably crafted.” – Variety

“‘Slow West’ often feels like the Coen brothers’ rendition of ‘True Grit,’ if they’d brought Wes Anderson in as a collaborator.” – Tasha Robinson, The Dissolve

“Brilliantly executed! Best defined by its sharp wit, absurdist violence and fairy tale qualities.” – Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist

“Slow West is a treasure and a great showcase for Smit-McPhee.” – Vanity Fair

★★★★☆ “Percolates with the constant threat of violence.” – David Ehrlich, Time Out New York

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Wednesday 7/22: Double Feature

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Wednesday 7/29:

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Wednesday 8/19:

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Wednesday 8/26: Double Feature

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Wednesday 9/2:

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