Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Apr 5, 2018
7:30pm

CHILDHOOD'S END: THE FILMS OF LYNNE RAMSAY
Double Feature!
RATCATCHER / WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
35 mm!

RATCATCHER
1999, Pathe, 94 min, UK/France, Dir: Lynne Ramsay

Writer-director Lynne Ramsay’s bracing feature debut offers a look at growing up in squalor in Scotland in the 1970s. Set during a garbage strike, RATCATCHER follows James Gillespie (William Eadie), a 12-year-old boy living in one of Glasgow’s poorer slums, where local gangs and an isolated canal are constant perils. Superbly shot and featuring a mostly nonprofessional cast, this powerful drama peppers its social realism with occasional humor and flights of fancy to create an unforgettable portrait of childhood.


WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
2011, Oscilloscope Laboratories, 112 min, UK/USA, Dir: Lynne Ramsay

This suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller explores the fractious relationship between a mother and her evil son. Tilda Swinton, in a bracing, tour-de-force performance, plays the mother, Eva, as she contends for 15 years with the increasing malevolence of her first-born child, Kevin (Ezra Miller). Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva’s own culpability is measured against Kevin’s innate evilness. Ramsay’s masterful storytelling simultaneously combines a provocative moral ambiguity with a satisfying and compelling narrative, which builds to a chilling, unforgettable climax.


Screening formats: 35mm (RATCATCHER), DCP (WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN)
Aero Theatre • Thu, Apr 5, 2018 • 7:30pm

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