First Friday Flicks – Call Me By Your Name
"In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape."(132mins|USA) IMDb entry: www.imdb.com/title/tt5726616/ "Call Me by Your Name is rife with similar instances of (Luca) Guadagnino allowing the film to assume the perspectives of its young hedonists. Lustrously shot by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, the sun-bathed days and idyllic nights of the region are picturesque, drowning every frame of the film in the kind of decadence that’s characterized Guadagnino’s prior work (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash), but with a strength of purpose that he’s never fully achieved to this point. Call Me exists in a world of immense privilege, to be sure, but Guadagnino uses the idyll of a worry-free excursion as one of his many methods in capturing the kind of love and lust that makes its participants leave the world behind. The film’s vision of Italy plays with/against the common perceptions of it as a land of untamed passion, both for humor and for tone, and the gorgeous country plays as integral a role in Elio and Oliver’s story as either actor." -Dominick Suzanne-Mayer, Consequence of Sound Seating is first come, first served with space for 50 attendees. Doors open 1/2 hour before the film start time. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Pinney Library.