Ben (Matthew Fifer) meets Sam (Sheldon D. Brown) browsing-cruising the Strand bookstore bargain bin in CICADA, a collaboration between the film’s co-stars. The actors brought their own histories of trauma to the screenplay, which Ben powers through with a steady flow of wisecracks and Sam negotiates with caution. Shot through what seems like an endless golden hour, CICADA is also a love letter to New York, celebrating the kind of freedom and spontaneity that has largely gone missing over the last seven months.
As part of Newfest 2020, CICADA—directed by Fifer and Kieran Mulcare—screens this weekend at the Brooklyn Drive-In, preceded by a Brooklyn Boys program of short films. A post-screening Q & A with the filmmakers is also scheduled. See link below for details.
The new show of work by Duncan Hannah is a conflation of literature and film (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Lee Remick as Temple Drake in Sanctuary, old cinema façades), and other mid-twentieth-century daydreams.
Copies of Hannah’s newly published diaries, 20th Century Boy: Notebooks of the Seventies, are available at the gallery.
DUNCAN HANNAH, through May 26.
PARKER GALLERY, 2441 Glendower Avenue, Los Feliz, Los Angeles.