Program Details
Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 7:00 pm
$10 general / $7 members and students / $7 for FIAF Members
The Theater at MAD
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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 7:00 pm
Program Description

2009
Dir: Jim Jarmusch With Isaach De Bankolé, Paz de la Huerta, Tilda Swinton
116 min
35mm

Following the opaque actions of a nameless, impeccably be-suited stranger (Isaach De Bankolé), The Limits of Control is “calibrated for cool” (J. Hoberman, Village Voice). The Lone Man is a participant in a cryptic game of espionage which brings him into contact with a vivid cast of characters, played by Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, and Gael García Bernal, among others, all of whom have mysterious matchboxes to exchange. The conventions and symbols of a spy film (hovering helicopters, postcards used as clues, enigmatic dialogue) are elevated into abstraction, making The Limits of Control a “pure image-and-sound event” (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times).

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