Derek Cianfrance‘s The Place Beyond the Pines recently extended its theatrical release this past weekend and it’s kind of the best film that I’ve seen so far this year (read my 10/10 review here).
The film opens strong too, with a lengthy take that shows us star Ryan Gosling as he makes his way through a carnival. It’s a fantastic clip to show off, because it gives you a hint of the film’s many impressive shots, plus the unique atmosphere and jaded characters.
Today I present you that very extended opening take, which does not spoil the film in anyway. In fact, it actually sells the film really well, without ever revealing too much context.
Watch the clip below and make sure to hunt down the nearest theater playing this sprawling family epic. If you’re a local reader then the film can be viewed exclusively (for the time being) at the Uptown Theatre.
And here it is…