Aero Theatre
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Wed, Apr 4, 2018 - Thu, Apr 5, 2018
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YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE is U.K. filmmaker Lynne Ramsay’s fourth feature, following the BAFTA award-winning RATCATCHER, Cannes Film Festival award-winning MOVERN CALLAR and the Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, the new film is a psychological thriller about a troubled mercenary on a sex trafficking task force, who devotes his considerable capacity for violence to the rescue of kidnapped young women - in this case a 13-year-old senator’s daughter (Ekaterina Samsonov). Shot quickly in New York City, the film made its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where Ramsay won the Best Screenplay award and Phoenix was awarded the prize for Best Actor.

Experimenting with form is Ramsay’s signature. Her films envelop an audience in a mood, an atmosphere, a feeling, as she peels back the layers of scenes to reveal the essence of a moment and of a character. Sound, music and photography are as important to Ramsay as dialogue. Another hallmark of Ramsay is her ability to work with children while skirting sentimentality. “I learned a lot on KEVIN, which was again quite a short shoot and an intense subject matter,” says Ramsay. “The work was broken up by these really fun times together, writing songs,” providing a sense of community that energized both the young Samsonov and former child actor Phoenix.

Perhaps a light atmosphere on set is the only way to capture the darker side of childhood. The title character in WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN is a sociopathic teenager headed for trouble despite the best efforts of his mother (Tilda Swinton). Set in Ramsay’s native Glasgow in 1973, RATCATCHER follows 12-year-old James Gillespie (William Eadie) as he endures the squalor of one of the city’s poorest housing tracts.

We are thrilled to welcome Lynne Ramsay to the Aero Theatre for YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE.
Aero TheatreWed, Apr 4, 2018 - Thu, Apr 5, 2018
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Lynne Ramsay In Person!
Wed, Apr 4, 2018 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Thu, Apr 5, 2018 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre