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Set against the 1950’s “golden age” of American male supremacy, an introverted young photographer (Tye Sheridan) joins a renowned lobotomist (Jeff Goldblum) on a tour to promote the doctor’s recently-debunked procedure. As he increasingly identifies with the asylum’s patients, he becomes enamored with a rebellious young woman (Hannah Gross), and is lost in the burgeoning New Age movement of the West. Evoking the searching existentialism of Paul Thomas Anderson and the absurdist menace of Yorgos Lanthimos, Rick Alverson’s (The Comedy, Entertainment) indie enigma waxes philosophical on the relationship between art and illusion, language and consciousness, the mind and the soul. Featuring gorgeous cinematography, haunting sound design, and memorable supporting turns from arthouse heroes Udo Kier and Denis Levant, this sublimely strange Venice Film Festival standout is one of the most provocative and singular cinematic experiences of the year.
Director Rick Alverson | 2018 | In English | 106 minutes | NR (contains nudity, sexual situations and disturbing medical imagery; viewer discretion is advised) | DCP