A Ghost Story

David Lowery’s new film, A Ghost Story, was a hit at Sundance and has had a slow open earlier this month. It opens today here in St. Louis. I doubt I’ll catch it on the big screen but I will definitely see it when it’s available at home.

It stars Casey Affleck who plays a deceased man who returns home as a white-sheeted ghost to his grieving girlfriend, played by Rooney Mara, only to discover he is “unstuck” in time. Forced to watch the woman he loves slip away, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey in search of a meaning.

Here’s the trailer for it:

I’ve already read probably too much about this film. I even know how it ends. I still can’t wait to see it though, and I’m still not sure I know why the ghost is covered in a sheet. Maybe you aren’t supposed to know? Or maybe it’s so obvious that I’m just putting too much thought into it?

1561005It kind of reminds me of a book I loved back in grade school called The Ghosts of Departure Point by Eve Bunting. It was about four teens getting killed in a car accident on a hazardous road and one of them returns as a ghost who is overcome with guilt and hopes to atone for it by preventing future accidents. I’ve always loved a good ghost story since way back when and I still do!

If you see the movie before me, let me know what you think!

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