They address the biblical film in terms of specific generic constructs and contexts, such as history, science fiction, horror and adventure cinema, comedic films, East Asian cinema, films on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, American and German cinema during and after World War II, and Italian Westerns; films in the context of theories, including film theory, affect criticism, gender and sexuality, queer theory, post-colonialism, American slavery and violence, and the theory of Gilles Deleuze, in films like The Passion of the Christ, The Sweet Hereafter
, Son of Man, and Dogville; and specific biblical cinematic texts or themes, including Noah's flood, The Prince of Egypt, Exodus: Gods and Kings, the Book of Esther, Last Days in the Desert, Quarantine, Su Re, Salome, and Ben-Hur.
In "Chapter Thirteen: The Sweet Hereafter
," Archie's (KJ Apa) dad, Fred (Luke Perry), was shot in the chest.
Since then, his 20 books, from Affliction (1989) to The Sweet Hereafter
(1991), have followed ordinary lives as they struggle with violence, poverty, isolation, and tragedy.
Hollywood's preference is to frequently ignore it, apart from sporadic releases like Ordinary People (1980), Truly Madly Deeply (1990), The Sweet Hereafter
(1997) and Shirley MacLaine's overlooked Belfast drama Closing the Ring (2007).
Another in the procession of dead children movies that followed Atom Egoyan's magisterial "The Sweet Hereafter
," helmer Gaby Dellal's sophomore effort unfolds in a similarly snow-blanketed small town filled with grieving adults, the community divided in apportioning blame.
In The Sweet Hereafter
(1991), one encounters layers of complexity and an undeniable concern with besieged masculinity and its imagined consequences for the future of "our town." The novel sheds new light on the recurring "crises" of American manhood.
ON Monday, the Sage's Hall 2 has a visit from Seattle band Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter
In terms of screenplay, Banks is an acknowledged professional, having produced scripts for Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, but he is best known for his novels, among them Cloudsplitter, The Sweet Hereafter
, Affliction, and The Darling.
Don't forget The Adjuster, either, or The Sweet Hereafter
Earth headlines this show, but the Seattle band has very good taste in its support, with Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter
playing the middle slot as part of its tour with the band.
They examine themes in his films, such as The Sweet Hereafter
and Exotica, his theater and opera stagings, and his art installations and their political, philosophical, and aesthetic context, in addition to their intellectual and emotional aspects.
This uncertainty, the idea of not being sure, is the most productive formal and thematic strand in Egoyan's work, from the reinvention of identity in Next of Kin to the self-conscious character artifices in Speaking Parts and The Adjuster, to the technologically mediated relationships in Family Viewing and Calendar, to the jigsaw puzzles of time and memory in Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter
, to the interrogations of personal and political history in Ararat.
Russell Banks, a prolific writer who is white and whose works include best-selling novels The Sweet Hereafter
and Continental Drift, said of Golden: "She reminds me of some of the movie producers, a person who puts together diverse talent.
BACKING band The Sweet Hereafter
didn't have enough money to make it over from the States, so Jesse Sykes was accompanied by just one man at this intimate gig - her partner Phil Wandscher on electric guitar.