Summer Film Series

Posted July 1, 2019 at 5:48 am by

On Tues­day July 2nd at 7:30 pm, SJCT presents the sec­ond film in this year’s Sum­mer Film Series.

Cold War
Drama
Rat­ed R (for sig­nif­i­cant sex­u­al content)
89 Minutes
Pol­ish, French, Ger­man, Russ­ian, Ital­ian and Croa­t­ian (with subtitles)

A pas­sion­ate love sto­ry between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vast­ly dif­fer­ent back­grounds and tem­pera­ments, they are fate­ful­ly mis­matched and yet con­demned to each oth­er. Set against the back­ground of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it’s the tale of a cou­ple sep­a­rat­ed by pol­i­tics, char­ac­ter flaws and unfor­tu­nate twists of fate — an impos­si­ble love sto­ry in impos­si­ble times.

This a beau­ti­ful film.  The sto­ry is inter­est­ing but the cam­era work, music and ter­rif­ic work of its two main char­ac­ters push it to the top of this year’s list.  It is rem­i­nis­cent of Bog­a­rt films from the mid­dle of the last cen­tu­ry; done in black and white through a lens that adds a wispy over­lay and a sound­track that is unfor­get­table. Besides, when did you last see a film in Pol­ish, French, Ger­man, Russ­ian, Ital­ian and Croa­t­ian? Not suit­able for chil­dren

Please remem­ber that no admis­sion will be charged again this year but we do ask that you con­sid­er mak­ing a dona­tion to the The­atre in appre­ci­a­tion for spon­sor­ing these films.  Also note that $2 bot­tom­less pop­corn will be avail­able, this year with a vari­ety of excit­ing new toppings.

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