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    Distant Voices, Still Lives

    Presented by at Harvard Film Archive

    March 24, 2012

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    Distant Voices, Still Lives

    Directed by Terence Davies. With Pete Postlethwaite, Angela Wash, Freda Dowie
    UK 1988, 35mm, color, 85 min
    Distant Voices, Still Lives unfolds as a series of tableaux based on moments from Davies’ family life growing up, creating a searingly intimate portrait of working-class Liverpool in the late 1940s and 1950s. Focusing on the real-life experiences of his mother, sisters and brother, Davies presents a household torn apart...

    Directed by Terence Davies. With Pete Postlethwaite, Angela Wash, Freda Dowie
    UK 1988, 35mm, color, 85 min
    Distant Voices, Still Lives unfolds as a series of tableaux based on moments from Davies’ family life growing up, creating a searingly intimate portrait of working-class Liverpool in the late 1940s and 1950s. Focusing on the real-life experiences of his mother, sisters and brother, Davies presents a household torn apart by a violent father and reunited in their fear and hatred of him. It was this film that announced the importance of music in Davies’ work – whether encountered over the radio, in pub sing-alongs or blasting directly from the film’s soundtrack – and above all confirmed his ability to tell stories visually.


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    $9 - Regular Admission
    $7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens
    Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.


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    9pm


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