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Film

The Unspeakable Act

 
 
Sun, Nov 13, 2022
  • 2PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 91min
GENERAL ADMISSION: $16
MEMBERS: $8 (free for Level 4 and above)
+  Join us for a Q&A with Director Dan Sallitt after the screening
 
 
 
 
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Part of Film series The Unlikables
Directed by Dan Sallitt | 2012

With Tallie Medel, Sky Hirschkron, Aundrea Fares

“A triumphant meditation on how one’s desires can alienate the very people you want.”—Kit Zauhar, series programmer

Tallie Medel (Everything Everywhere All At Once) is mesmerizing as a teenager who is hopelessly in love with her brother and freaking out as it comes time for him to leave for college. “What I would like to try, actually, is the unmentionable act: the ‘I-word,’” her character confesses in voice-over, articulating one of society’s most taboo desires with calm certainty. Folding shocking impulses into a restrained character study—and buoyed by moments of surprising humor—Dan Sallitt creates a striking portrait of a Brooklyn family in quiet crisis.

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation.

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Leadership support for BAM Film provided by the Ford Foundation and The Thompson Family Foundation ­

 
 
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