PLEASE READ-Anyone considering seeing The Nightingale PLEASE READ!!!

PLEASE READ-Anyone considering seeing The Nightingale PLEASE READ!!!

I've just finished screening The Nightingale.  I considered not showing it but I have decided to for 2 reasons:

1.  I don't believe in censorship.

2.  In reading an interview with Baykali Ganambarr on Indywire I read a phrase about the film and the 2 characters Clare (Aisling Franciosi) and Billy (Baykali Ganambarr).  The interview states that Billy's communication skills are limited (I did not see that, but anyway) but that "...the two nonetheless find common ground, forming the foundation for the desperate message for kindness and tolerance that "The Nightingale" wants to convey." Since kindness and tolerance seem to be so often desperately lacking in our society these days maybe this will start a conversation.

The interview referenced above was entitled "The 'The Nightingale' Star Says On-Set Psychologists Were Needed to Cope With Film's Brutality", it was written by Ryan Lattanzio, and published 11 August 2019.  That said any film that has psychologists on-set to help the cast & crew cope with the brutality depicted in the film is not going to be for everyone.

For those who think that this film is the film adaptation of the book The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah-THIS IS NOT THAT STORY.

This film is probably the most intense film I've ever seen.  There are several brutal sexual assaults of women depicted as well as at least one incredibly disturbing death.  

I will not allow anyone under the age of 18 years to see this film.  I will request ID from anyone who looks young enough to fit this category.  If someone under the age of 18 years comes to see this film with a parent I will take the parent aside and tell them (graphically) what they are wishing to expose their minor child to.  I will still not allow the minor to see the film.  I said previously that I don't believe in censorship and I don't, but I do believe in protecting people and if you're under 18 years of age you aren't going to see this film here.  

I will also be advising everyone who comes to see this film that it is very intense, depicts brutal sexual assaults (plural) and a horribly disturbing death.

All of that said I am glad I saw this film.  The acting is superb.  Baykali Ganambarr is my new favorite (living) actor.  And Tasmania looks like the most beautiful place on earth.