"The film crosses the line without being forced," says Keith Garcia, programming manager for the DFC. The documentary is a perfect sequel to Once, he adds, because it tells both the tale of their love and what real-life pressures -- in this case, multiple Oscar wins and a two-year-long tour -- can do to tear that love apart. Shot in black and white, the film captures intimate moments between Hansard and Irglova -- often with uncomfortable precision -- and displays the pair's perseverance through personal turmoil in the name of collaborative art.
The Swell Season opens tonight for a week-long engagement; for tickets and schedule information, go to www.denverfilm.org or call at 303-595-3456.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2011