Saturday Night Cine Club - Under the Tree
The Icelandic black comedy Under the Tree takes Sayre's law to its natural conclusion. In fact, the word "comedy" doesn't really apply to Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson's mirthless dissection of neighborly discord; the laughs are strictly of the stuck-in-the-throat variety, tied to the acknowledgement of grim ironies or absurd truths about human behavior. Here, a fight over an untrimmed tree exposes the roots of deeper problems within each home, including troubled marriages, an unexplained death in the family, and simmering jealousies and resentments. Sigurðsson is attuned to how conflicts can escalate from the tiniest infraction and he sees this one through to a conclusion that's as shocking as it is coldly logical.
Daniel Biber, retired clinical psychologist and retired Associate Professor of Psychology at Queens University, will lead a discussion after the screening.
Run time: 89 minutes
Schedule & Tickets
$5 for Film Society members, $10 for non members · Call 980-292-0422 to order.
Saturday, July 28, 2018 @ 7:30pm · tickets · add to calendar 2018-07-28 19:30:00 2018-07-28 22:30:00 America/New_York Saturday Night Cine Club - Under the Tree https://charlottecultureguide.com/event/422936/saturday-night-cine-club-under-the-tree Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC, 28207
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