Film: The Fall
Friday, April 17, 2009 - 7:00pm

Shot piecemeal over the course of four years on locations in 18 countries, and paid for out of the pocket of its co-writer and director, Tarsem Singh, The Fall is a genuine labor of love. The story takes place once upon a time in a picturesque Los Angeles hospital, where a pudgy Romanian 5-year-old named Alexandria (Catinca Untaru) convalesces from a broken arm. Befriending her fellow patient Roy Walker (Lee Pace), a movie stuntman with busted legs and a cracked spirit, Alexandra sits enthralled as Roy relates an epic tale of colorful heroes seeking revenge on the nefarious Governor Odious (Daniel Caltagirone). The details of this saga, a patchwork of postcard exoticism,wild characterizations, stilted duels and heated spectacle, are projected via the imagination of a little girl cognizant, it would seem, of the full repertory of high-octane imagination and fairytale romanticism. A bond forms, and the story takes off.Throughout, a stunning visual work.

--New York Times

The Fall (2006 Tarsem Singh)
  35mm Film
117 minutes
April 17th & April 18th at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm, April 19th at 3:00 pm
  5th Ave Cinema, 510 SW Hall St. @ PSU
  Free for PSU Students, Faculty and Staff with ID; $2 for Other Students, Seniors and Children; $3 General Admission

For more information:

PSU Film Committee