CINEMA OUBLIETTE: MISTER LONELY – July 11th, 8:30pm
#Hashtag Gallery is proud to announce the third film in our monthly Cinema Oubliette film series:
2007, dir: Harmony Korrine. 112 mins.
A young American man living in Paris scratches out a living as a Michael Jackson look-alike, dancing on the streets, public parks, tourist spots and trade shows. During a show in an old people’s home, he meets Marilyn Monroe. Haunted by her angelic beauty, he follows her to a commune in the Scottish Highlands, joining her husband Charlie Chaplin, and her daughter Shirley Temple. Here, The Pope, The Queen, Madonna, James Dean, and other impersonators build a stage in the hope that the world will visit and watch them perform.
“Mister Lonely is enigmatic, its moods and meanings sometimes elusive in the way that dreams can be, but nearly every frame is an image of arresting clarity and beauty. And even when it strays beyond the border of sense, you can’t help accepting its logic and its truth, much as you do when your unconscious spools pictures in your sleep.” – A.O Scott, NY TIMES
Cinema Oubliette: MISTER LONELY
Tuesday July 11th, 8:30pm
PWYC donations will be accepted (and encouraged!)
Cinema Oubliette is a monthly film series dedicated to overlooked cinema. Each month we screen a hidden gem in the heart of the gallery, complete with snacks and post-show dialogue.