Laemmle fans of Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul have just three (3) chances to see his “latest wonderment” Memoria: May 13 at the Laemmle Playhouse; June 3 at the Laemmle NoHo; and June 24 the Laemmle Glendale; the filmmaker and the U.S. distributor Neon have decided the film will never be released on DVD, Blu-ray or a streaming service — read Justin Chang’s rave L.A. Times review to understand why — so do not miss it! Starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, the film is a transfixing drama about a Scottish woman, who, after hearing a loud ‘bang’ at daybreak, begins experiencing a mysterious sensory syndrome while traversing the jungles of Colombia. She begins an investigation to find answers.
Read the last paragraph of Chang’s Times review: “And cinema, as Weerasethakul reminds us, is still a young art, one whose properties and possibilities are still in the process of revealing themselves. An explanation for those strange sounds does materialize, and even coming from a filmmaker who has primed us to expect the otherworldly, it’s something to see — and to hear. A paean to the distant past that unfolds in a rigorous present tense, Memoria finally reveals itself as a vision from the future — a declaration of faith in a medium that hasn’t lost its power to astonish.”