• You Were Never Really Here

  • You Were Never Really Here

  • You Were Never Really Here

  • Swimmer

You Were Never Really Here


Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola, Alex Manette,

Note: While previously scheduled to be in person, Lynne Ramsay will not be appearing for this screening due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict.

An emotionally scarred Gulf War veteran turned brutal contract killer uncovers a sex-trafficking ring that touches the highest reaches of power in this “Taxi Driver for a new century” (The Times), fueled by an especially committed performance by Joaquin Phoenix and Lynne Ramsay’s remarkable framing of emotional trauma, urban loneliness, and masculine violence. “Perhaps better than any filmmaker of her generation, Ramsay understands and conveys the interior lives of broken people. Despite the obvious homage to Taxi Driver, this is a Ramsay film, rooted in the Glaswegian auteur’s feverish, kaleidoscopic style” (Leah Pickett, Chicago Reader). “Transformative and transfixing” (Globe and Mail).

  • Lynne Ramsay
Based On
  • the novella by Jonathan Ames

  • Tom Townend
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 90 mins
  • Swank Motion Pictures
Preceded By


Lynne Ramsay, United Kingdom, 2012

The history of a river and its banks seems to flow into and through the memories and thoughts of a swimmer in its limpid waters in this layered depiction of place, time, and perception. 

Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP
  • 17 mins
  • Warp Films

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