The Long Day Closes
DIRECTOR: TERENCE DAVIES
CAST: LEIGH MCCORMACK, MARJORIE YATES, ANTHONY WATSON, NICHOLAS LAMONT, AYSE OWENS
Terence Davies in person for introduction and a Q&A following the screening.
An exquisite, sensual, and achingly personal work of art from Terence Davies, England’s greatest living director, set in Davies’s hometown of Liverpool in the 1950s. The directorial surrogate is young Bud, a movie-mad child on the verge of sexual awakening, and in one unforgettable bravura sequence, set to Debbie Reynold’s “Tammy,” Davies brings together the three formative spaces of he and Bud’s youths: the church, the classroom, and the cinema.
The Long Day Closes is screening as part of the series: Terence Davies