Love & Mercy
Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1Sat, Apr 25, 2015 7:30 PM Rush Line Only
 
Film Info
English Title:Love & Mercy
Program:Special Presentations
Closing Presentation
Programs:Special Presentations
Tags:Biography
Music
Comedy Drama
Drama
Filmmaker/Guest Attending
Voice Category:Art in Pictures
Release Year:2014
Runtime:120
Type:Narrative Feature
Country:USA
Language:English
Print Source:Roadside Attractions
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpGVVvkxjhI
Cast/Crew
Director:Bill Pohlad
Producer:Bill Pohlad
Claire Rudnick Polstein
John Wells
Brian Wilson
Cinematographer:Robert D. Yeoman
Screenwriter:Michael A. Lerner
Oren Moverman
Editor:Dino Jonsäter
Principal Cast:John Cusack
Paul Dano
Elizabeth Banks
Description

THE CLOSING PRESENTATION OF THE 2015 FESTIVAL!


Director Bill Pohlad present for an introduction and Q&A.

Tickets to this screening also provide entry to the Closing Night Party at Mattie's on Main.

The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) is pleased to collaborate with the Walker Art Center to celebrate filmmaker Bill Pohlad. Known for producing award winning films such as 12 Years a Slave, The Tree of Life, and Brokeback Mountain, Pohlad has moved to directing with Love & Mercy. The celebration includes two public screenings of Love & Mercy, one at the Walker on Friday April 24 and the other on the Festival's Closing Night, Saturday April 25, 2015. Director Bill Pohlad will be present for both events.

“An intimate rendering of [Brian] Wilson's mercurial genius” — Cameron Bailey, Toronto International Film Festival

Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining cata­log of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.

Director Bill Pohlad alternates his narrative between two distinct periods in Wilson’s life—the mid to late 1960s during the Beach Boys heyday including the making of Pet Sounds as Paul Dano plays Wilson; and the 1980s when Wilson (here played by John Cusack) was under the care of manipulative therapist Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti). With just the right amount of fan serving specificity and artistic infused ambiguity, Love & Mercy is a moving portrait of an enigmatic man.



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