Chained For Life (DVD)
Directed by Aaron Schimberg
Also Available On:iTunes Amazon Google Play Vudu FandangoNow Booking Inquiry
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
DVD Extras Include:
Audio commentary with director Aaron Schimberg
Interviews with actors Jess Weixler, Adam Pearson, and Sari Lennick
“Critic’s Pick! An inventive hall of mirrors… that keeps finding ways to upend its characters’ — and viewers’ — perspectives. Odd, darkly funny and — when it means to be — a little frightening.”
"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."
Official Selection – BAMcinemaFest
Official Selection – Fantasia Festival
Best Narrative Feature – New Orleans Film Festival
Best Narrative Feature – Florida Film Festival
Official Selection – BFI London
Official Selection – Fantastic Fest
Official Selection – Berlin Critics Week
Official Selection – Thessaloniki Film Festival
RT' @cynicfilmlover': Newest batch from' @KLStudioClassic' and' @KinoLorber' ! Plus I'm finally caught up on all things Kubrick in 4K UHD! http…
We love seeing your sale hauls! Keep ‘em coming and thank you for supporting us and making what we do possible. 🖤📀' https://t.co/8x3LVVpAE6'
RT' @eyepossesser':' @KinoLorber' the king' https://t.co/qfj7klf0zW'
Nina Menkes’ BRAINWASHED is “destined to forever change how its audience watches films." (@IndieWire) BRAINWASHED…' https://t.co/VWkHXztGr6'
RT' @CompadreDan': nothing like a fresh stack of movies coming in the mail. thanks' @KinoLorber'' https://t.co/py8LhylYi7'
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming December 20th!' https://t.co/FtSxmoY437' The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) • Brand New HDR/Dolby Vision…
RT' @Filmatique': With no apparent concern for narrative convention or boundaries of mainstream taste, Jess Franco is a consummate iconoclast…
RT' @kino_cult': We love our followers!' https://t.co/E8W2sO3lrO'
RT' @IFCCenter': "Revelatory. A Black film unlike any other in its time." –' @judysquirrels', Hyperallergic "Delightfully irreverent." – ' @jas…'
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-629-6880.