- Thu 15 Dec 2022
- Len Lye Cinema
- Rating: M
- Face coverings optional
- General $15
- Concession $10 for seniors, students, gallery friends and community service card holders (with valid ID)
- Booking recommended
- As there is no allocated seating doors open 15 minutes before screenings, please come early to avoid disappointment
- To minimise disruption no admittance to cinema 10 minutes after session starts
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
At once hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic, White Noise dramatizes a contemporary American family's attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.
Based on Don DeLillo's famous postmodern novel White Noise, a subtly satirical story about a professor of "Hitler studies" at a liberal arts college in Middle America and his fourth wife. The couple must face their crippling fear of death when an "airborne toxic event” from a chemical spill creates potentially lethal clouds. This leads the cynically ruminative academic to gather his four precocious children and sarcastic wife and head through endless traffic to some kind of barely-possible safety.
The dark comedy was one of DeLillo's most important books, bringing his uniquely stylized, intellectual vision to the mainstream. DeLillo's work is one of his best examples of sly cultural commentary and acts as a strange, funny, and damning critique of American consumerism, academia, marriage, and other institutions.
2022 | Comedy/Drama | 135 min | Dir. Noah Baumbach