2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22


Monday, March 16
4:45PM - 6:30PM

Satellite Venue: Marchesa
6226 Middle Fiskville Road


An aging comedian tours the California desert, lost in a cycle of third rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and vain attempts to reach his estranged daughter. By day, he slogs through the barren landscape, inadvertently alienating every acquaintance. At night, he seeks solace in the animation of his onstage persona. Fueled by the promise of a lucrative Hollywood engagement and the possibility of rekindling a relationship with his daughter, he trudges through a series of increasingly surreal and volatile encounters.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 105min

Director: Rick Alverson

Producer: George Rush, Ryan Lough, Ryan Zacarias

Screenwriter: Rick Alverson, Gregg Turkington

Cinematographer: Lorenzo Hagerman

Editor: Michael Taylor

Production Designer: Bart Mangrum

Sound Designer: Gene Park

Music: Robert Donne

Additional Credits: Co-Writer: Tim Heidecker, Producer: Brooke Bernard, Producer: Patrick Hibler, Producer: Alex Lipschultz, Producer: Ryan Lough

Principal Cast: Gregg Turkington, John C. Reilly, Tye Sheridan, Michael Cera


Rick Alverson is a filmmaker from Richmond, Virginia. His most recent feature Entertainment premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The Comedy premiered in competition at Sundance in 2012 as well as screening at SXSW and Rotterdam. He has directed videos for Sharon Van Etten, Bonny Prince Billy, Benjamin Booker and Angel Olsen, among others.

Sales Agent: Cinetic

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George Rush

Publicity Contact
Sara Sampson



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