DIRECTOR: KENNETH LONERGAN
CAST: ANNA PAQUIN, J. SMITH-CAMERON, MARK RUFFALO, JEAN RENO, MATT DAMON
CINEMATOGRAPHY - RYSZARD LENCZEWSKI
Screening to be followed by Q&A with Kenneth Lonergan and
or: An Upper West Side Story. Highschooler Lisa (Anna Paquin) shoulders a burden of guilt after witnessing, and she feels causing, a pedestrian to be killed by a bus. Her personal trauma echoes the mass-trauma haunting post-9/11 New York. The film’s delayed theatrical release lent an unusual sense of distance to the very recent past, and is the most deeply felt cinematic conjuring of the upside-down decade of the 2000s.