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The film, which competes in the Contrechamps strand, is a captivating out West fever dream that takes place across a surreal frontier. A patchwork tapestry of time and space, it follows the ill-fated duo Frank (Kiowa Gordon) and Bruno (John Way) on an inter-dimensional search for redemption along infinite timelines.
An ambitious collaboration, characters are conceived in 8K and 16MM live-action and across 12 different animation techniques that include stop-motion animation, hand-drawn digital rotoscoping, acrylic paintings combined with live-action characters, digital collage, CGI 3D animation, and hand-drawn traditional 2D animation.
Written by Marslett and Howe Gelb, the film fuses quantum physics and Americana with a heady journey, while toying with our understanding of reality.
Rounding out the ensemble are Arquette and Frank Mosley as the divinely sinister duo of cross-time swindlers Colfax and Depew, as well as Gary Farmer (Calvin), Alex Cox (Fr. John Kino), the late Anna Karina (Inspiration), and Broadway luminary Patrick Page (Memory), who ties all existential themes together as narrator.— Holly Jones, Variety
Mon December 5, 2022, 7:30 PM, Muenzinger Auditorium
United States of America, 2022, 105 min
Director: Geoff Marslett, Writer: Geoff Marslett, Howe Gelb, Cast: David Arquette, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Gary Farmer, John Doe, Alex Cox