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Just Don't Think I'll Scream

January 29 - February 4, 2021

Just Don't Think I'll Scream

(Dir. Frank Beauvais, 2019)







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From January 29 - February 4, Just Don't Think I'll Scream will be available to stream via Acropolis Cinema and KimStim. Acropolis will receive 50% of all revenue.

Frank Beauvais’s intimate essay film assembles excerpts from the 400-plus  films the French director watched over a four-month period of seclusion  in 2016. On the soundtrack, Beauvais speaks of the breakup that led to  his retreat, the estranged father with whom he bonded over cinema just  before his death, and the symptoms of our current cultural climate that  make pressing on an act of resistance. Beauvais’s montage—composed of both international classics and obscurities—alights upon small but  specific details, reframing otherwise incidental images into an  indelible and immensely moving reflection on life, love, and loss.

A highly original and personal movie memoir.

- Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

One of the hottest tickets in the 2019 Berlinale Forum... a poignant, immensely moving personal diary.

- Jorge Mourinha, MUBI Notebook

Grade A. Exhibits the best kind of aesthetic innovation, namely, innovation inextricably married to the story being told.

- Joe Blessing, The Playlist

A brisk, stimulating movie which concludes (correctly) that compulsive cinephilia is a rewarding parasite at the best of times.

- Vadim Rizov, Filmmaker Magazine

Beauvais uses other artists’ images to express an intensely personal voice. It suggests nothing less than that a bildungsroman truest to the experience of contemporary life should be made with editing software.

- Steve Erickson, The Brooklyn Rail

(Available to download after screening date)

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