McEvoy Arts’ screening of Lost in Translation is part of For the Sake of Summer, a film and music series featuring an eclectic mix of musicians and filmmakers.
Set in Japan, Lost in Translation (2003) poignantly explores the emptiness that its Western protagonists feel within their Japanese reality. Starring Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray, the film revels in contradictions, taking audiences on a journey of pleasure and melancholy. The screening at McEvoy Arts is preceded by a compilation of cinema clips that relate to Western culture as seen through the lens of other cultures.
For the Sake of Summer expands upon film and music motifs and cultural themes explored in McEvoy Arts’ summer exhibition, Ragnar Kjartansson: Scenes from Western Culture. The music series presents a sonic compliment to Kjartansson’s video installations that are “about a feeling, but there’s no story.” For the Sake of Summer is co-presented with Canyon Cinema, Noise Pop, and the Roxie Theater.