Paradise Series: Film Comment Selects  Director: Michael Almereyda, Country: USA, Release: 2009, Runtime: 82
Paradise presents a sequence of excerpts from a video diary kept over many years. Episodes include kids clattering around a mosque in Esfahan, Iran; adults scrambling to find fireworks in the hills of Los Angeles; a backstage glimpse of Sonic Youth encountering technical trouble in France; a blind search for lightning bugs in Pleasantville, N.J. The film’s fragmentary nature is held in check by thematic contrasts and links, with some of the most indelible images captured in the midst of intimate everyday experiences.
Buy Tickets Fri Feb 20: 6:30* *Post-screening discussion with director Michael Almereyda & author Jonathan Lethem.