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UK PREMIERE Happer’s Comet + Introduction
Institute of Contemporary Arts
A person in shadows on rollerskates skates along a footpath, past a brick wall lit by a single light
Happer’s Comet, dir. Tyler Taormina, USA 2022, 62 min., no dialogue 

Filmed at the height of the pandemic with a crew of two, and haunted by more than just that context’s specific challenges, Tyler Taormina’s second feature, following his much-celebrated Ham on Rye (2019), continues his fascination with the multilayered mysteries of the American suburb. Here, though, he guides us in a new, audacious direction. 

Doing away with dialogue entirely, Happer’s Comet becomes a sonic portrait of lonely lives seeking connection. When people start to venture out of the safety and security of their homes, Taormina offers us a moving example of what it means to resist complacency. 

This screening will feature a recorded introduction with Tyler Taormina.
06:30 pm
Tue, 17 Jan 2023
Cinema 2

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