fbpx ONLINE—Aviva | George Eastman Museum

Museum closed temporarily until further notice

ONLINE—Aviva

Friday, June 19—Thursday, July 9, 2020, Online

(Boaz Yakin, US 2020, 116 min.)

“It’s not what a movie is about it, it’s how it is about it.” This quote from Roger Ebert was never more true than in this surprising romance. The familiar story finds Eden and Aviva striking up a cross-Atlantic online relationship before Aviva moves to the United States and the relationship gets serious. The telling upends the story by casting two people in each part, one man and one woman, and showing the couple in every combination of gender. Each is a trained dancer and, in addition to dialogue, the characters express their feelings through movement, from joy to sorrow, to loneliness. Formerly a member of the Batsheva Dance Company, Bobbie Jene Smith provides the choreography and plays half of Eden in this striking, dramatic film.

Dryden Theatre Recommends

Upcoming Events in this Series

Image

Film Screenings | ONLINE—Aviva

Virtual Dryden Theatre | Streaming Online. “It’s not what a movie is about it, it’s how it is about it.” This quote from Roger Ebert was never more true than in this surprising romance.

Read More
Image
still from The Audition

Film Screenings | ONLINE—The Audition

Virtual Dryden Theatre | Streaming Online. Nina Hoss (from Christian Petzold’s Barbara and Phoenix) plays Anna Bronsky, a violin teacher in a German conservatory. She transfers her past performance failings to her son, driving him to become a better musician, until Alexander, a new student, auditions for placement.

Read More
Image

Film Screenings | ONLINE—Aviva

Virtual Dryden Theatre | Streaming Online. “It’s not what a movie is about it, it’s how it is about it.” This quote from Roger Ebert was never more true than in this surprising romance.

Read More