A Ghost Story
First screened in July 2017
Director: David Lowery. Cast: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Liz Franke, Sonia Acevedo, Carlos Bermudez, Yasmina Gutierrez, Will Oldham, Kesha (!). Screenplay: David Lowery. Twitter Capsule:
I admired many edits, sounds, and images; other turns or scenes I resisted. A unique vision realized, but not for me.
The dilation and manipulation of time are quietly ingenious. The settler-colonialist interlude is a harsh misstep. Those are the polarities.
In its overall construction, scene-to-scene experiments, emotional contour, and governing image, the film keeps taking risks.