Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (20th Anniversary Screening)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (20th Anniversary Screening)

9:00pm - Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024

“Random thoughts for Valentine’s Day, 2004…. Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap.”

Featuring the uniquely imaginative and whimsical visual aesthetic of director Michel Gondry, a story from the genius mind of Charlie Kaufman (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH), and career-high performances from Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet as a couple whose relationship is disappearing before them, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND holds a special place as one of cinema’s most unusual romance (or anti-romance?) films ever made. This film is a singular work of non-linear cinematic poetry that walks a magical and heartfelt line between hilarity and heartbreak - in a dimension all its own. Also starring Tom Wilkinson, Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst, Elijah Wood and David Cross.

"It's a very Kaufmanesque narrative experiment, technically ingenious and sophisticated. It also looks like some lost comedy idea by Philip K Dick; you could call this film We Can Forget It for You Retail." (Guardian)

"A surprisingly bittersweet love story at heart, Eternal Sunshine values the sum of experience, which in this case means a thorns-and-all openness to romantic possibilities." (AV Club)

"The result is a cinematic vagueness that makes the film less aesthetic yet more persuasive. This is how dreams really look: like reality, only less so." (The Atlantic)

Tuesday, February 13
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Michel Gondry, 2004 / 108 mins / 14A) Joel is stunned to discover that his girlfriend Clementine has had the memories of their tumultuous relationship erased. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard Mierzwiak, to have Clementine removed from his own memory. But as Joel’s memories progressively begin to disappear, he begins to discover their earlier passion. From deep within the recesses of his brain, Joel attempts to escape the procedure. As Dr. Mierzwiak and his crew chase him through the maze of his memories, it’s clear that Joel can’t get Clementine out of his head.

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