Terence Davies in Person: The Long Day Closes & Tammy and the Bachelor
7 Ludlow St.
212-660-0312 Price: $15 for each screening
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The greatest living English filmmaker, Terence Davies, comes to Metrograph for a screening of his 1992 movie The Long Day Closes and to introduce a screening of 1957’s Tammy and the Bachelor. What’s the connection? A song—”Tammy”—performed by Debbie Reynolds, that bridges these films together. Both presented in 35mm.
The Long Day Closes
Terence Davies in person for introduction and a Q&A following the screening.
An exquisite, sensual, and achingly personal work of art from Terence Davies, England’s greatest living director, set in Davies’s hometown of Liverpool in the 1950s. The directorial surrogate is young Bud, a movie-mad child on the verge of sexual awakening, and in one unforgettable bravura sequence, set to Debbie Reynold’s “Tammy,” Davies brings together the three formative spaces of he and Bud’s youths: the church, the classroom, and the cinema.
Introduced by Terence Davies.
Davies gave a second life to the hit title song of this, the first of four films to star the late, great Debbie Reynolds in the role of Tambrey “Tammy” Tyree, a barefoot Mississippian fireplug who lives happily half-wild on a houseboat with moonshiner Grandpa Walter Brennan, until one day she finds herself drawn into an unlikely romance with suave, well-to-do country squire Leslie Nielsen.