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Distant Voices, Still Lives
IFC Center
Thursday, Nov 23, 2023 8:15 PM
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Admission General Admission - $18.00
Admission Child - $15.00
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"A soaring vision of solidarity, creativity, and humanity... both a great cinematic memory piece and a profound musical." -- Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Terence Davies' loosely autobiographical feature debut is an evocative account of working-class life in Liverpool, England during the ‘40s and ‘50s. Births, marriages and deaths -- and an expressive use of music -- provide the underpinning for a beautiful, heartbreaking, resonant but never sentimental film. 

Now regarded as a masterpiece of British cinema, and boasting a startling performance from Pete Postlethwaite (ROMEO + JULIET, INCEPTION) as the head of the family, DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES has been treated to a glorious 4K restoration by the British Film Institute.

Winner of the Cannes ‘88 International Critics’ Prize

Film Details
Format:4K Restoration
Running Time:85
Director:Terence Davies
Cast:Pete Postlethwaite
Freda Dowie
Lorraine Ashbourne
Accessibility:Assistive Listening
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Pull Quote:"A soaring vision... both a great cinematic memory piece and profound musical."
Writer:Richard Brody
Publication:The New Yorker