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Join us for GOLDEN SLUMBERS (LE SOMMEIL D'OR), as part of Apocalypse Then: The Vietnam War On Film

Tickets and Showtimes: http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/goldenslumbers

"Rarely has the act of remembering felt so powerful onscreen...SLUMBERS excels because it trusts the audience to imagine its own version of Phnom Penh's golden age." - Sam Weisberg, Village Voice

Seeking to conjure up the glory of Sihanouk-era Cambodian cinema, which was almost completely obliterated by the Khmer Rouge, filmmaker Chou focuses, movingly and entertainingly, on the act of memory itself. A handful of surviving filmmakers, actors, and cinephiles describe and reenact the now-vanished films, while the camera roams the sites of once-grand movie palaces. In Khmer and French with English subtitles. HDCAM video.