Beginning on Saturday, October 9, Cinema Art Bethesda will stream the Polish film, Never Gonna Snow Again. The stream will be available until Saturday, October 23. There will be an $8.00 charge to watch the film. At noon on that Sunday, there will be a post-film discussion moderated by Adam Spector via Zoom.
The film is 113 minutes long and in Polish, Russian, French, and Vietnamese with English subtitles. It was released in 2020 and won the award for Best Cinematography at the 2021 Polish Film Awards and the Premio Fondazione Fai Persona Lavoro Ambiente Award — Special Mention at the 2020 Venice Film Festival. It was the Official submission of Poland for the ‘Best International Feature Film’ category of the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021.
On a gray, foggy morning outside a large Polish city, a masseur from the East named Zhenia enters the lives of the wealthy residents of a gated community. With his hypnotic presence and quasi-magical abilities, he is able to get a residence permit and starts plying his trade. The well-to-do residents in their cookie-cutter suburban homes seemingly have it all, but they all suffer from an inner sadness, some unexplained longing. The attractive and mysterious newcomer’s hands heal, and Zhenia’s eyes seem to penetrate their souls. To them, his Russian accent sounds like a song from the past, a memory of simpler times. Never Gonna Snow Again is an unclassifiable meditation on class, immigration, and global warming shot through with Lynchian touches of the otherworldly and moments of sober beauty and unexpected humor.
(Text adapted from the distributor’s site.)
- Never Gonna Snow Again — Distributor Site
- Never Gonna Snow Again — IMDB
- ‘Never Gonna Snow Again’ Review: You’re Getting Warmer — The New York Times (Beatrice Loayza)
- Review: Never Gonna Snow Again Is a Modern Fairy Tale for a Cynical World — Slant Magazine (William Repass)
- Never Gonna Snow Again — Rotten Tomatoes (93%)
Viewing the Film
There is an $8 charge to view the film and it can be pre-ordered.
To view the film:
Click the following link (or copy and paste it into your browser’s address bar)
Select “Screen for $8.00” and follow the directions to sign in or sign up and pay for the film. You should not need a password. The film will be available to view starting Saturday, October 9. You will have 5 days to watch the film after paying for it.
A post-film discussion moderated by Adam Spector will take place via Zoom at noon Sunday, October 24. To join the Zoom meeting on your computer, click the following link or copy and paste it into your browser’s address bar.
If you are asked for a Meeting ID, use: 893 6711 1499
If you are asked for a Passcode, use: 994610
To join by phone dial by your location:
- +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
- +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
- +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
- +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
- +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
- +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 893 6711 1499
If your local number is not on the list, find it here: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kpkl88lEQ