One Yellow Rabbit in Association with Cinematheque Presents


A Film by Daniel Fish

Due to updated technical requirements, the venue for Eternal has changed to The Studio at Theatre Junction GRAND.  Tickets issued for the Big Secret Theatre will be honoured at the door.

Two actors. Two screens. The final scene of a movie.

The great New York director Daniel Fish has orchestrated a magnificent piece that charts the contours of the human heart.

In July 2013, Fish assembled a film crew to shoot Thomas Jay Ryan and Christina Rouner performing the final scene of the 2003 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in a continuous loop for two hours — the only constraint: they must keep going, no matter what happens. Eternal is the unedited, two-channel video of their performance.  We watch as two fabulous performers plunge into the pure pleasure of acting, but for the camera, evoking the infinite possibilities of this heartbreaking scene of separation. With their looks and their gestures, a passionate and very moving love affair and estrangement unfolds. An ode to acting that is simple and eternal.

Premiered at Incubator Arts Project, New York, on October 10, 2013.

Join us for a post-show discussion with the Director, Daniel Fish. Facilitated by Cinematheque Calgary.

** Purchase your tickets for Eternal and Bastardy together and receive both shows for $20 – a savings of $10. Available only by phone or in person at the Arts Commons Box Office - 403.294.9494

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What they're saying:

"This is an intellectual pleasure; more surprisingly, Eternal is emotionally resonant…As fine layers of the recent past accumulate on the work’s eternal present, a quietly tender heat builds..."
- Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times