Sunday, September 24, 2006

OFFScreen Presents "Look Both Ways"

Look Both Ways
Dir. Sarah Watt - Australia, 2005
Sunday, September 24th - 7 & 9:30 PM - 100 mins.
Newcomb Hall Theater

Using an innovative mix of animation and live action, acclaimed animator Sarah Watt's Look Both Ways follows the misadventures of Meryl (Justine Clarke), a woman who sees disaster everywhere. Set over a scorchingly hot weekend, Meryl is witness to a real accident that connects her to the lives of others affected by the tragedy. Among them is Nick, a photographer emotionally inhibited by his own fears. Nick visits a doctor for a routine medical and is given a devastating diagnosis but has to wait until Monday for specialist advice. Meryl, returning from a funeral, has until Monday to finish her project or lose her job. The convergence of their paths creates an intriguing picture; intimate, universal and uplifting in this "fearless movie about a fearful subject." (Los Angeles Times)

Watt's film screened at the Film Society at Lincoln Center's 35th Festival for New Directors/New Films in March of 2006. Her steps forward into live action, while still maintaining her background in animated film, allow for a fresh sensibility.

Click here to view the trailer.

Review for Look Both Ways on inFilm Australia, an online Australian Film Magazine.

Review for Look Both Ways by Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times.


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