2011. USA. Mark Jackson. 88 min.
Friday, November 18, 2011, 8:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
2011. USA. Written and directed by Mark Jackson. One of the most startling and chilling movies of the year: A woman sets out into the woods. Quiet will do her good. A little calm. Or not. In Without, Joslyn Jensen physically embodies a mind, a soul, set adrift, but it’s Mark Jackson's imagining of the low-cloud Pacific Northwest that provides a setting for the slow disintegration of an obsessive young woman sent to care for a mute, catatonic man. Minimalist yet resplendent, shot with an inexpensive consumer camera, Without is what modern regional cinema can be: a cinema of pained eroticism and knowing fear. 88 min.