Focus Features has been celebrating its 15th anniversary with special theatrical screenings of their most acclaimed titles, but they’ve also been streaming select titles on Facebook Live for one-night-only events in which movie lovers from all over the world can come together in a virtual theater and watch some movie magic. The last two Fridays saw “The Motorcycle Diaries” and “The Constant Gardener” stream for free online, and tonight it’s “Eternal Sunshine and the Spotless Minds'” turn.
Michel Gondry’s iconic 2004 science-fiction romance will begin streaming on Focus Features’ official Facebook page at 6pm PT/9pm ET tonight. The film will only be streaming once and won’t be able for re-watching, making the stream a one-night-only opportunity to watch “Eternal Sunshine” for free online. If you have somehow never seen the movie, then consider this stream mandatory viewing.
“Eternal Sunshine” stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet as an estranged couple who erase each other from their memories. The supporting cast includes Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, and Tom Wilkinson. Winslet was nominated for Best Actress, while screenwriter Charlie Kaufman won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
IndieWire film critic Eric Kohn recently named “Eternal Sunshine” the third best movie of the 21st century. “Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman reach the height of their creative abilities in this mesmerizing ode to heartbreak,” he says of the movie, “in which the only catharsis from grief exists in the deepest recesses of the human mind.”
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Bookmark the Focus Features Facebook page now and don’t miss tonight’s free screening.