Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream
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Frank Beauvais’s intimate essay film assembles excerpts from the 400-plus films the French director watched over a four-month period of seclusion in 2016. On the soundtrack, Beauvais speaks of the breakup that led to his retreat, the estranged father with whom he bonded over cinema just before his death, and the symptoms of our current cultural climate that make pressing on an act of resistance. Beauvais’s montage—composed of both international classics and obscurities—alights upon small but specific details, reframing otherwise incidental images into an indelible and immensely moving reflection on life, love, and loss.
“A quintessentially unique piece of filmmaking that transcends,
subverts and contorts that genre.”
“An almost painfully moving encounter at the festival,
Frank Beauvais’s extraordinary Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream”
“RATED A! Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream exhibits the best kind of aesthetic innovation,
namely, innovation inextricably married to the story being told.”
“I don’t want to tarnish Beauvais’s melancholy, rigorously assembled project with the dubious distinction of labeling it ‘prescient,’ but among those of us with the immense good fortune to not only have homes but to be able to work from them during the pandemic, many have been experimenting with their own version of Beauvais’s deranging viewing habits.”
— Melissa Anderson for 4Columns
The Apohadion Theater and SPACE are pleased to co-present Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream as part of an ongoing series of virtual film screenings in 2021.