Fri, Aug 14 | Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires


The holy grail of cult films: Tears of the Black Tiger (Fah Talai Jone) is a kaleidoscopic, candy-colored cowboy confection from Thailand. Directed by Wisit Sasanatieng.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Aug 14, 2020, 8:00 PM
Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA

About the Event

Every Friday this Summer, Epsilon Spires transforms the parking lot into a safe socially-distanced outdoor cinema featuring screenings & performances under the stars... The program celebrates films past and present, both popular and experimental, highlighting diverse creative voices from around the world. 

August 14th- Tears of The Black Tiger! 8pm Doors Open / Films Begin at Dusk

A tale of outlaw gunslingers, love across class divides, loyalty, betrayal and tragedy, Wisit Sasanatieng’sTears of the Black Tiger (Fah Talai Jone) is part playful parody and part joyful homage both to mid-century Westerns and to Thailand’s homegrown action movies. With a soundtrack that alternates between Morricone-like strings and Thai pop ballads,Tears navigates from heightened melodrama to crazily stylized violence to low comedy and then to Godard-esque filmic touches without missing a beat. The first picture from Thailand to be selected for competition at the Cannes Festival, Fah Talai Jone is a rare instance of high camp that doesn’t create an ironic distance between itself and the audience.

"A hallucinogenic hoedown of infectious enthusiasm. Seeing Tears of the Black Tiger on a big screen should be considered essential."-Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times

"A full-blooded passion pageant disguised as homage, it brought the Technicolor Easter egg tints of Pierre et Gilles home to roost in a provincial Thai setting. With tempera sunsets bursting on a backdrop 10 feet behind a lonesome cowboy, mustaches and guns seemingly made of licorice, lavender mud, gunfight blood textured after magenta cottage cheese, and a fatal bullet ricochet in instant replay, Fah Talai Jone barely appears to come from this planet."-Edward Crouse, Village Voice

Space is limited and advanced booking encouraged!


The backlot will be empty of cars and on the ground will be painted a series of circles.

Each circle will have at least six feet around it on all sides so as to be a safe socially distanced space.

We encourage our guests to come as if to a picnic – so bring your own blankets, cushions or folding chairs to sit on in your circle – you want to be comfortable so bring all the coziness you need!

Bar and local food vendors on site. Restrooms provided.

Space is limited - Reserve a ticket for a space that fits your group size:

Up to 2 people: $20 (space is 3ft x 6ft)

Up to 4 people: $40 (space is 6ft x 6ft)

Up to 6 people: $60 (space is 6ft x 9ft)

*Entry Includes Raffle Ticket for a Local Business

In the case of rain the event will be moved to the Sanctuary, which will still be socially-distanced & safely sanitized.

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    Backlot Cinema 1 or 2
  • Backlot Cinema up to 4
  • Backlot Cinema up to 6

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