A Ghost Story

Opens Friday, July 14
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1hr 27mins // directed by:David Lowery // featuring:Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara // CC, Assisted Listening

Acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection.

Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence.

An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal—a wholly-unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.

A- "Now Lowery’s reunited with the stars of that dreamy outlaw saga, Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, for something infinitely more singular and unusual: A Ghost Story, a sneakily ambitious meditation on life after death, the endurance of romantic connection, and the value we place on the spaces we occupy." — A.A. Dowd, A.V. Club


 "But “A Ghost Story” keeps expanding metaphysically even as it pares away details; it becomes simpler, more elemental, and more emotionally transparent as it goes. It actually helps that we know little about the couple other than their small discontents and larger affection; they, and especially the husband, become our stand-ins. Lowery and his cinematographer, Andrew Droz Palermo, use natural light and often keep the characters in separate focal planes, as if they — or we — were already ghosts in each other’s lives." — Ty Burr, The Boston Globe