Chained For Life

Directed by Aaron Schimberg

Year: 2019
Running Time: 91
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Black Comedy
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Chained For Life

Cast
Jess Weixler
Adam Pearson
Charlie Korsmo
Sari Lennick
Stephen Plunkett

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Directed by Aaron Schimberg


Building on the promise of his hallucinogenic debut Go Down Death, filmmaker Aaron Schimberg delivers another brilliantly oddball, acerbically funny foray into gonzo surrealism. In a deft tragicomic performance, Jess Weixler (Teeth) plays Mabel, a movie star “slumming it” in an outré art-horror film being shot in a semi-abandoned hospital. Cast opposite her is Rosenthal (Under the Skin's Adam Pearson), a gentle-natured young man with a severe facial deformity. As their relationship evolves both on and offscreen, Schimberg raises provocative questions about cinematic notions of beauty, representation, and exploitation. Tod Browning crossed with Robert Altman crossed with David Lynch only begins to describe something this startlingly original and deeply felt. – BAMcinemaFest

Reviews

"Extraordinary. A cinematic revolution."

"Humane and transgressive, an American indie of unusually big ideas and aesthetic ambition."

"Bizarre and beautiful. Leaves us on thrillingly shifty ground."

"Mesmerizing. A remarkable mind trip of a movie sure to leave audiences reeling."

"Razor-sharp. Mesmerizingly close to the sensation of a waking dream."

"An intoxicating whirlwind of ideas, spectacularly moving and entertaining. Chained for Life could be a defining film about representation for any group that Hollywood marginalizes."



Awards

  • Official Selection – BAMcinemaFest

  • Official Selection – Fantastic Fest

  • Official Selection – Fantasia Festival

  • Best Narrative Feature – New Orleans Film Festival

  • Best Narrative Feature – Florida Film Festival

  • Official Selection – BFI London

  • Official Selection – Berlin Critics Week

  • Official Selection – Thessaloniki Film Festival

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Mayfair Ottawa 1570766400October 11 - October 17, 2019
SIFF Cinema Seattle 1570161600October 4 - October 6, 2019
Sie Film Center Denver 1568952000September 20 - September 26, 2019
Landmark Nuart Theatre Los Angeles 1568347200September 13 - September 19, 2019
IFC Center New York 1568174400September 11 - September 17, 2019


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