Chained For Life - Best of DFF41 | Denver Film Society | Aaron Schimberg | USA

Chained For Life - Best of DFF41

Aaron Schimberg

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MUST END Thursday, September 26 at the Sie!

One of our best selections from the 41st Denver Film Festival, back again!

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.

Cinematographer: Adam J. Minnick | Screenwriter: Aaron Schimberg
Cast: Jess Weixler, Adam Pearson, Stephen Plunkett