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Notes on an Appearance

August 22, 2018

Notes on an Appearance

(Dir. Ricky D'Ambrose, 2018)

Los Angeles premiere!
Co-presented by MUBI!


7:30 PM


8:00 PM


Downtown Independent
251 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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A young  man’s disappearance is at the center of an enigmatic, haunted film set  inside New York City apartments, subway stations, bookstores, and cafés  as the supporters of an elusive political theorist embark on a covert  program of indiscriminate violence and censure. But Todd and Madeleine,  who search for the missing David, soon enter the company of strangers  promising diversion and intrigue, and the reasons for David’s  disappearance become much less preoccupying — and less  meaningful. (Grasshopper)

Preceded by: Six Cents in the Pocket (Dir. Ricky D'Ambrose, 2015)

An extraordinary new mode of movie narrative.

Richard Brody, The New Yorker

An anti-mystery in the tradition of L’Avventura assembled with the cool reserve of Robert Bresson.

- Calum Marsh, Village Voice

With rigor and precision [and a] classical aesthetic. Like a quirkier Bresson, without the Catholic ennui.

- Greg Cwik, Slant Magazine

An aesthetically bold first feature from a guiding intelligence. In the same lineage as Robert Bresson and Straub/Huillet.

- David Perrin, Berlin Film Journal

D’Ambrose  imports the precision of Robert Bresson into an acerbic, cosmopolitan  milieu, resulting in a fascinating little movie about people trapped by  the details of everyday life and searching for a bigger picture that  constantly eludes them.

- Eric Kohn, Indiewire

(Available to download after screening date)

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