Now playing in the FLC Virtual Cinema, Christophe Honoré’s On a Magical Night is a charming, fantastical spin on a Rohmerian moral tale that takes place over a single evening. To celebrate the film and continue our series of online community conversations, we asked movie lovers on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to share their favorite films that take place within a single day. Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy was far and away the fan favorite, while films from Spike Lee, Agnès Varda, Jim Jarmusch, Shirley Clarke, Éric Rohmer, Jafar Panahi, the Safdie Brothers, Chantal Akerman, Michael Mann, Sean Baker, Leos Carax, and more were also selected. Thanks to everyone who joined the conversation!
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— Lost In Film (@LostInFilm) May 7, 2020
Portrait of Jason. https://t.co/EuMYsfh8hW
— Richard Brody (@tnyfrontrow) May 7, 2020
Of course, 1917 leaps to mind as a recent example but I absolutely loved Falling Down. Brilliantly shot, beautifully directed by Joel Schumacher and an unexpected, tour de force performance by Michael Douglas. Relentless and mesmerizing. “I’m the bad guy?” https://t.co/QpUbOoVapS
— Lou Diamond Phillips (@LouDPhillips) May 7, 2020
— Sean Burns (@SeanMBurns) May 7, 2020
— 🏳️🌈Ms. Marya E. Gates 🦩 (@oldfilmsflicker) May 7, 2020
— Letterboxd (@letterboxd) May 7, 2020
— Jake Lawler (@Jakelawler42) May 7, 2020
Love movies that take place over a single day or night.
Right Now, Wrong Then
The Aviator’s Wife
4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days
Night on Earth
Inland Empire (?)
Oslo 31 August
Murder on the Orient Express (Lumet’s of course)
Cleo from 5 to 7
Son of Saul
— Carolina (@carolinalmrpg) May 7, 2020
Reservoir Dogs. pic.twitter.com/N1yPhDdb3l
— Chris Yen (@nagrooven) May 7, 2020
LA HAINE (’95) pic.twitter.com/wa2Cc38ggG
— God Emperor of Dank Dune Memes (@msilangil91) May 7, 2020
— Julian (@Julianobviously) May 7, 2020