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Fri, Feb 16 at Midnight


  • Dir. Nick Cassavettes
  • USA
  • 2004
  • 123 min.
  • PG-13
  • DCP
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop

Part of Swoon: A Love Series and Midnight Movies

Fri, Feb 16 at Midnight: Introduction from Belcourt staff member Nick | BUY TICKETS

In Seabrook, North Carolina in the 1940s, teenaged debutante Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) and local boy Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) spend one passionate, carefree summer together and deeply in love. But when the summer ends, war and duty separate the young couple. Today, an elderly man (James Garner) visits a nursing home to read from his notebook to a woman (Gena Rowlands) whose memory is fading. As he spins a tale of two young lovers with their whole lives before them, his beloved Allie relives a long-ago passion that has never died, an unbreakable bond between two ordinary people rendered extraordinary by the strength, power and beauty of true love.

But why would we play this mid-2000s melodramatic cheese as a midnight movie? Maybe it’s because the film is 20(!!!) this year… Maybe it’s pre-“Just Ken” Gosling dangling like a monkey off a ferris wheel… Or maybe we’re just curious what a crowd of late-night maniacs will make of one of the most beloved romantic films of our generation. You decide. Just be there and soak in it.