Two Gates of Sleep
NYC Theatrical Premiere, One Week Only!
NEW YORK MAGAZINE: "Critic's Pick!"
"One of the must-see films from Cannes."
- Brian Brooks, INDIEWIRE
"Stark and bold! Griffin is undoubtedly a name to keep tabs on."
- Jamie Graham, TOTAL FILM
"Announces the arrival of a new American indie talent in Alistair Banks Griffin... The film is a marvel."
- Jordan Mintzer, VARIETY
The toast of prestigious film festivals worldwide (Cannes Directors' Fortnight, London, Deauville, AFI and Tokyo), TWO GATES OF SLEEP is "visually ecstatic... a luscious widescreen meditation on nature, death and Southern discomfort" (Variety). Writer/director Alistair Banks Griffin's debut feature makes its NYC theatrical premiere with a week-long run, April 1 - 7.
Somewhere on the Mississippi-Louisiana border, brothers Jack (Brady Corbet, FUNNY GAMES) and Louis (David Call, TV's GOSSIP GIRL) prepare for their mother's imminent death. Their communication limited to glances, they hunt a gorgeous animal, cook a special meal and share last moments of quiet intimacy with the woman who bore them. Once she succumbs, they ignore society's expectations and undertake an arduous journey to bury her along the riverbank.
Stunningly photographed by Jody Lee Lipes (AFTERSCHOOL, TINY FURNITURE), the film shuns narrative conventions through exactingly spare techniques that magnify the tension and melancholy in every frame. Ants swarm in the dirt, trees form a green cathedral, and the brothers step deeper into the muddy river. Evoking the elemental themes of Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying," TWO GATES OF SLEEP is a film of rare beauty that calls attention to seldom seen customs of the rural South, and paints a shattering portrait of a family overcoming extraordinary circumstances to honor a final request.
78 minutes. In English. Presented in Blu-ray. Unrated. A Factory 25 Release.
WATCH THE TRAILER: http://www.vimeo.com/21407714
SHOWTIMES: FRI 4/1 (7pm, 10pm), SAT 4/2 (7pm, 10pm), SUN 4/3 (7pm), MON 4/4 (7pm), TUE 4/5 (7pm), WED 4/6 (7pm), THU 4/7 (7pm, 10pm)
*** COME EARLY FOR LIQUOR & SNACKS! Doors open 1 hour early. Last call 10 minutes before showtime
*** BRADY CORBET, DAVID CALL, ALISTAIR BANKS GRIFFIN + KAREN YOUNG in person on Friday, April 1 -- Guest Surprises throughout the week!
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