The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information on films playing in the Cinémathèque, please call 773-281-4114. To order advance tickets online, visit the TicketWeb website by clicking here.
with filmmaker Anthony Stagliano
"Anthony Stagliano's surreal film about a man whose life is being destroyed by what appears to be insomnia has plenty of conviction... an intense performance by the late David Connolly holds our attention." -New York Magazine
Arthur Dichter believes that he is dying of insomnia, but the reality is much more frightening. He wanders the streets, finding new ways to keep his body moving, even self-mutilation. He has lost the ability to communicate, keeping a journal to express his private thoughts with no intention of sharing it with his wife Anna (Sarah Lassez, Mad Cowgirl). His doctors wonder if he's suicidal, but Anna denies it, although fully aware that he is in a waking nightmare where delusions and reality become more and more indistinguishable. As his disease gives way to despair, loneliness and alienation, he and Anna hang on to their last shred of hope until the bitter end.
Directed by Anthony Stagliano, U.S.A., 2007, 35mm, 74 mins.
CineChat: Filmmaker Anthony Stagliano will be here for a Q&A after the 7 & 9 p.m. screenings on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3.