I remember you writing the story either here or on FG/CFB, since when I mentioned wanting to see Snow's work theatrically I did think of you(r viewing of 'La Région Centrale' -- lucky you!). I hope the walkouts weren't too obstructive, though I guess they might add to the anti-human feel of the movie.OldAle1 wrote: ↑December 26th, 2018, 5:47 pmLa Région centrale is one of two Snow films I've seen in the cinema - the other was Wavelength - and it was certainly a memorable experience. Saw it at the University of Chicago''s film society ("DOC Films") one of the best venues in the city, where they could show *anything* at any time and get at least 20 people in the audience. Went with my brother who was in town for a visit and my two best cine-friends at the time, and yes there were 20 people, maybe more like 30. By the end it was just my 2 friends and I - one of them hated it, the other liked it a lot ("relaxing"), I was somewhere in the middle. My brother went to a bar after the first 20 minutes or so. One of the three films I've seen with the most walkouts, the others being Jeanne Dielman (also at DOC) and a screening of Greenaway's The Falls in a poorly ventilated space in the middle of summer when the interior temp was over 100 degrees F.
Totally agree on the tiredness comment - the most memorable viewing I had of Dead Man, the 9th and final time I saw it first run, probably qualifies. Midnight, in a barely-heated theater in February, with plenty of alcohol in me, hypnotic and disconcerting.
From yours I've seen Nothing, which I'm a fan of, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, which was a bit on the disappointing side for me with regards to time travel & adolescence, and Lady in the Lake sometime earlier this year (as a double feature with Dark Passage) because of my interest for POV-shot cinema. Pretty great early experimentation with the technique (mirrors, cigarettes, blurring of the screen after getting punched).