Albert Serra’s provocative period piece Liberté and Quentin Dupieux’s rollicking, absurdist tale Deerskin are now playing in the FLC Virtual Cinema, and both stories have no shortage of shocking moments. To celebrate their unexpected turns and jaw-dropping moments, we asked the FLC community on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to share the most surprising moment they had ever experienced in a movie. Featuring selected scenes from recent favorites such as Parasite, Uncut Gems, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood, and Hereditary, as well as Sátántangó (also now playing our Virtual Cinema), Mulholland Dr., Alien, Cache, Breaking the Waves, The Vanishing, Dogtooth, Diabolique, and others, surprises and spoilers abound. Thanks to everyone who joined the conversation!
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The alien busting out of John Hurt’s chest in Alien.
— Anne Thompson (@akstanwyck) April 30, 2020
In Powell & Pressburger’s A CANTERBURY TALE when the Glue Man attacked
— afterglow (@afterglow2046) May 4, 2020
The aging-by-makeup of Robert De Niro when the action leaps thirty years ahead in the originally released short and chronological version of Once Upon a Time in America. https://t.co/SwKYJTJW9w
— Richard Brody (@tnyfrontrow) April 30, 2020
— Joshua Rothkopf (@joshrothkopf) April 30, 2020
the final moments of Kill List https://t.co/af3LB2MAtz
— rob trench (@robtrench) April 30, 2020
When I saw VERTIGO at Moving Image a few years ago, a girl in the audience shrieked when the shadow/nun loomed into frame, which set off a chain reaction of screaming. Indelible moment, impossible to recreate. Magical tbh https://t.co/GdaQYKAr0l
— j_christley (@j_christley) April 30, 2020
When I saw down in my seat to find someone else sitting there. That woman is now my wife. https://t.co/7xP0XBrY0f
— John Bleasdale (@drjonty) April 30, 2020