The Long Day Closes

Part of Terence Davies
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

Dir. Terence Davies. 1992, 85 mins. 35mm. With Marjorie Yates, Leigh McCormack. Davies described this radiant finale to his cycle of autobiographical childhood films as “the story of a paradise that’s already being lost and will only survive as a memory.” Suffused with both enchantment and melancholy, The Long Day Closes takes the perspective of a quiet, lonely boy growing up in Liverpool in the 1950s. After the death of his brutal father, eleven-year-old Bud enjoys long summer days with his family and countless trips to the cinema. Rather than employ a straightforward narrative, Davies jumps in and out of time, swoops into fantasies and fears, summons memories and dreams. A singular filmic tapestry, The Long Day Closes is an evocative movie- and music-besotted portrait of the artist as a young man. The conversation will be moderated by Michael Koresky, author of Terence Davies (2014, University of Illinois Press).

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