Fri, Aug 13|
MIDSOMMAR: Folk Horror
A Dark Fairytale About Trauma and Catharsis from Ari Aster, the Writer and Director of Hereditary.
Time & Location
Aug 13, 2021, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
About the Event
Midsommar (2019). Dani and Christian are young American graduate students with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy binds them together, a grieving Dani joins a reluctant Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish commune. What begins as an idyllic retreat in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster (Hereditary) comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.
"Midsommar combines mischief with a sensual surrender to fear and a dreamlike loosening of your grasp on reality."
- The Guardian
"Her vulnerable trip to the remote pagan commune exposes Dani to parts of her that she's struggling to keep buried. In that way, Midsommar taps into our fears about our own trauma and how we are — or aren't — dealing with it. The rituals of the Hårga, their relationship to nature, the way they prize empathy — all of it seems to break Dani open, transforming her piece by piece. So, by the final crescendo, both she and the audience have reached a different emotional plane." -Bustle
“The Wicker Man meets Waiting to Exhale.”- Director, Ari Aster
The Backlot Cinema Layout & Tickets: *Midsommar inspired attire enters you into a raffle to win gift certificates to local businesses! We encourage our guests to come as if to a picnic – so bring your own blankets, cushions or folding chairs to sit – you want to be comfortable so bring all the coziness you need! Bar and local food vendors on site. Restrooms provided. In the case of rain the event will be moved into our Sanctuary, which will have socially distanced seating and co-vid precautions in place.
Admission to Backlot Cinema!
Ticket for one person- Midsommar-inspired attire enters you into a raffle to win gift certificates to local businesses! includes entry into the Raffle! Please choose your seating with respect for others and let us know if you require special arrangements. Enjoy the program!