The Mountain

The Mountain

Set against the 1950’s “golden age” of American male supremacy, an introverted young man joins a renowned lobotomist 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 and lost in the burgeoning New Age movement of the west.

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Rick Alverson


Director: Rick Alverson
Executive Producer: Danny Gabai, Natalie Farrey, Vincent Landay
Producer: Sara Murphy, Ryan Zacarias, Allison Rose Carter, Eddy Moretti
Screenwriter: Rick Alverson, Dustin Guy Defa, Colm O'Leary
Cinematographer: Lorenzo Hagerman
Editor: Michael Taylor, Rick Alverson
Production Designer: Jacquelin Abrahams
Sound Designer: Gene Park
Music: Daniel Lopatin
Principal Cast: Tye Sheridan, Denis Lavant, Udo Kier, Hannah Gross, Jeff Goldblum


Graham Swindoll
Public Film Contact
David Ninh
Kino Lorber
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David Ninh
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2017
Genre: Drama
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English, French
Runtime: 106:00 mins