• Fri, Mar 21 at 9:30 pm

    STRANGER BY THE LAKE: Introduction from film critic Jason Shawhan (9:30pm)

    On Friday, March 21st, prior to the 9:30 pm screening of STRANGER BY THE LAKE, an introduction from film critic Jason Shawhan.

    Frank (Pierre Deladonchamps) spends his summer days hopelessly searching for companionship at a popular cruising spot on the shores of a lake in rural France. One day he meets Michel (Christophe Paou), an attractive yet darkly mysterious man, and falls blindly in love. When a death occurs, Frank and Michel become the primary suspects, but they choose to ignore the dangers and instead continue to engage in their passionate and potentially lethal relationship. While the eerie use of light, wind, and shadow—and an underlying itch that things will all go terribly wrong—suggests a vein of film noir, Guiraudie's heartbreaking film is a mixture of sex, death and impossible loneliness. No one under 18 will be admitted.