The Immigrant


Directed by: James Gray


2013 | USA | 120 min.



Screening

Friday, October 10, 2014, 7pm

Matinee

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 3pm

Screening

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7pm



The Immigrant, probably James Gray’s most beautiful, moving and expansive work, is a sepia-steeped ode to immigrant resilience, struggle and American Dreaming that visually evokes Coppola’s Godfather Part II, but in its utterly irony-free melodramatic sincerity also suggests a silent-era woman’s picture à la D.W. Griffith. Daring for being so unabashedly serious, romantic and classical, and providing the context for a trio of performances—Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner—that are permitted to grow and breathe in the movie’s deep spaces and slow rhythms, Gray’s movie is a flawlessly articulated example of the kind of thing they just don’t make any more: serious, adult, character- driven and impassioned.” Geoff Pevere, Globe and Mail. 

Nominated Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival, 2013