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The Two Faces of January / Nov 17

November 17, 2014 - November 30, 2014


Nov  29, 30, Dec 1  Scroll down for times and locations
A sparkling, smart thriller written by Patricia Highsmith (Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr Ripley). Colette and Chester are two charismatic Americans who are vacationing in Athens in 1952; while sightseeing at the Acropolis they encounter Rydal, a young, Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide, scamming tourists on the side. Drawn to Colette’s beauty and impressed by Chester’s wealth and sophistication, Rydal gladly accepts their invitation to dinner. However, all is not as it seems and Chester’s affable exterior hides darker secrets. Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac star. Adapted for the screen and directed by Hossein Amini (2014; 97 min)

• A superior directorial debut for a smart, literate screenwriter delivers both first-class character drama and edge-of-your-seat suspense. – Empire

• Best known as the screenwriter of such subtext-rich adaptations as “The Wings of the Dove” and “Drive,” Amini excels at conveying the subtle, unspoken tensions between characters, selecting a tightrope-risky example with which to make his directorial debut and orchestrating it with aplomb. – Variety

• A subtle, underplayed psychological drama with terrific work by all three actors. –Salon

• Graced with a superb cast — Mr. Mortensen and Mr. Isaac have the juiciest roles — Mr. Amini adds embellishing details and plot layers, turns up the sexual heat and smoothly increases the narrative torque. He keeps you guessing about the twists and turns but also about the strange kinks of character, which are in keeping with Patricia Highsmith’s trademark psychological complexities. –The New York Times

Sat & Sun, Nov 22 & 23

The Two Faces of January   3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 @ IU Fine Arts
The Blue Room   3:45, 5:45 & 7:45 @ IU Woodburn

Sat & Sun, Nov 29 & 30
The Two Faces of January   3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 @ IU Fine Arts
The Blue Room   3:45, 5:45 & 7:45 @ IU Woodburn

Mon, Dec 1

The Two Faces of January 7pm at Bear’s Place – Last Chance!



November 17, 2014
November 30, 2014
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