The Flicker

The Flicker ★★★★½

The Flicker continues to be absolutely enthralling. In addition to the subjectivity that each viewer's own senses and mind bring to the experience, there are so many site-specific effects. Both of my earlier viewings of The Flicker were in small gallery areas, where the effect of the flicker pattern bled into the surrounding white walls. This screening was in a properly darkened cinema, which drastically changed the interactions between the screen and the room. The white screen was framed by a black wall, but the flicker still found its way onto reflections on the floor and ceiling. It formed concentric rectangles outside the screen that somehow managed to appear out of sync with the film itself.

I can only imagine how a film like this could interact with other spaces.