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Sunday Movie: 1:00pm at the BCP Theater - "A Ghost Story" (USA - 2017)


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"The Clubhouse" in the BCP Hex Room is now open, and food and drinks - including popcorn - are available for purchase 
We don't charge admission, but we do ask for donations to support BCP and the Film Club program.
  • January 7 - A Ghost Story (USA - 2017)
  • January 14 - Rumble: The [American] Indians Who Rocked the World (USA - 2017)
  • January 21 - Everything is Illuminated (USA - 2005)
  • January 28 - Amargosa (2000) 
Sunday, January 7 @ 1:00pm - A Ghost Story (USA - 2017)   1 hour, 32 minutes - Rated "R" 

Starring Academy Award winner Casey Afleck, Rooney Mara

Ratings:  6.9 - IMDB,  90% - Rotten Tomatoes,  4/4 - Roger Ebert 

We begin 2018 with "A Ghost story," which was one of 2017's top-rated independent films.  It is yet another insightful and though-provoking movie like many others we have screened for the Sunday Matinee Movies at BCP.  David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter also gave the film a positive review, writing: "A poetic meditation on time, memory and spiritual connection that is utterly true to its title.

From RogerEbert com: 
I rarely see a movie so original that I want to tell people to just see it without reading any reviews beforehand, including my own. David Lowery’s “A Ghost Story” is one of those movies. So I’m urging you in the first paragraph of this review to just see it and save this review for later. If you want more information, read on. There are no spoiler warnings after this because as far as I’m concerned, everything I could say about this film would constitute a spoiler.

This tale of a man who dies young and lingers around the property where he and his wife once lived is bound to be one of the most divisive films of the year. I didn’t know anything about it going in, except that its main character was a person who dies and spends the rest of the movie walking around mute, wearing a white sheet with eyeholes cut out of it. The film is a ghost story, in the sense that there’s a ghost in it, but it’s also many other things: a love story, a science fiction-inflected story about time travel and time loops, and a story about loneliness and denial, and the ephemeral nature of the flesh, and the anxiousness that comes from contemplating the end of consciousness (provided there’s no life after death—and what if there isn’t?).

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