The Mountain

Directed by Rick Alverson

Year: 2019
Running Time: 106
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Subjects: Film Studies
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The Mountain

Tye Sheridan
Denis Lavant
Udo Kier
Hannah Gross
Jeff Goldblum

Directed by Rick Alverson

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 lost in the burgeoning New Age movement of the west. Also starring Denis Lavant and Udo Kier.


"A hallucinatory nightmare of loneliness, alienation, and Oedipal desire. Boasts shades of Stanley Kubrick and Yorgos Lanthimos even as it carves out its own peculiar, penetrating identity."

“A beautiful… singular portrait of America’s fractured identity.”

“Genuinely menacing. A near-hypnotic pall of strangeness.”

"Mesmerizing. Weirdly beautiful."

"Brilliant, blistering."

"Visually transfixing."

“Dark and visionary.”

“Surreally gorgeous. Replete with unsettling, rewarding pleasures.”

"Gorgeously rendered... an unsettling trip through the 20th century American psyche."

“Shimmeringly surreal. Lanthimos meets Roy Andersson meets a heavy dose of lithium.”


  • Official Selection – Venice Film Festival

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

  • Official Selection – SXSW

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Venue City Date
The Guild Cinema Albuquerque 1571976000October 25 - October 29, 2019
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland 1570852800October 12 - October 13, 2019
Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago 1569556800September 27 - October 3, 2019
Alamo Drafthouse Omaha Omaha 1568606400September 16, 2019
Film Scene Iowa City 1568347200September 13 - September 19, 2019
Texas Theatre Dallas 1568347200September 13 - September 19, 2019
Apohadion Theater Portland 1568174400September 11, 2019
Byrd Theatre Richmond 1567915200September 8, 2019
Austin Film Society Austin 1567828800September 7 - September 9, 2019
Boedecker Theater @ Dairy Arts Center Boulder 1567742400September 6, 2019
Tropic Cinema Key West 1567742400September 6 - September 12, 2019
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Grand Rapids 1567742400September 6, 2019
Hippodrome Theatre Gainesville 1567656000September 5 - September 15, 2019
Roxy Theater Missoula Missoula 1567656000September 5, 2019
Northwest Film Forum Seattle 1567137600August 30 - September 5, 2019
Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival Birmingham 1566705600August 25, 2019
Oklahoma City Museum of Art Oklahoma City 1566532800August 23 - August 25, 2019
Belcourt Theatre Nashville 1566532800August 23 - August 29, 2019
Polk Theater Lakeland 1566446400August 22 - August 28, 2019
Malco Powerhouse Cinema Grill Memphis 1566360000August 21, 2019
Nightlight Cinema Akron 1565928000August 16 - August 22, 2019
The Broadway Theatre Saskatoon 1565928000August 16 - August 27, 2019
Landmark Shattuck Cinemas Berkeley 1565323200August 9 - August 15, 2019
Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema San Francisco 1565323200August 9 - August 15, 2019
Sie Film Center Denver 1565323200August 9 - August 15, 2019
O Cinema South Beach Miami 1565323200August 9 - August 15, 2019
Plaza Theatre Atlanta 1565323200August 9 - August 15, 2019
Parkway Theatre Baltimore 1565323200August 9 - August 15, 2019

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