Odd: Aaron Schimberg’s audacious second feature stars Adam Pearson and indie darling Jess Weixler.
Kino Lorber has picked up the North American rights to Aaron Schimberg’s offbeat second feature “Chained for Existence,” which premiered on the 2018 BAMcinemaFest. The film has enjoyed a worthy festival speed in the year since debuting, including screenings at the BFI London Film Festival and the Fantasia Film Festival, to boot to picking up a quantity of awards at diversified fairs, including Florida, New Orleans, Knoxville, and New Hampshire.
The Hollywood-centric dramedy both sends up and dives deep into questions about illustration, diversity, and inclusion in a artful components. Bolstered by an aces forged, including indie darling Jess Weixler and “Below the Pores and skin” breakout Adam Pearson, the film is both fully unusual and incredibly compulsory.
Per the film’s official synopsis, it stars “Jess Weixler as Mabel, an resplendent actress engaged on the region of an arthouse terror film being shot in an deserted smartly being facility that presents its ready-bodied characters as heroes and its disfigured characters as horrible inhabitants. The exploitation of the disabled characters in the film-within-a-film satire runs parallel to the less-evident, but tranquil salient treatment of the actors who play them. Mabel bonds with and finds accepted ground with her serene and disfigured co-star Rosenthal (performed by Adam Pearson).”
IndieWire’s Eric Kohn wrote of the film that “as questions of illustration swirl spherical widespread cinema with a bigger intensity than ever before, Aaron Schimberg’s animated, enigmatic ‘Chained For Existence’ offers a excellent fresh angle on the discussion. … There’s an unparalleled uncertainty to many scenes that call into ask the nature of filmmaking itself, and the stage to which physical exhibition can lead to exploitative extremes, but Schimberg manages to pose more provocative questions than firm answers.”
He added, “In diversified phrases, a in actuality mesmerizing suggestions time out of a movie obvious to amble away audiences reeling and pondering its mysteries long after the credits roll.”
“I’m happy to be working with Kino Lorber on this birth,” Schimberg talked about in an official assertion. “‘Chained for Existence’ is becoming a member of an unparalleled catalogue that capabilities many of my celebrated movies in fresh years and I couldn’t be happier that audiences may possibly be in a position to examine it in cinemas.”
The film will birth theatrically in New York in August 2019, adopted by a nationwide rollout, and can simply be on hand on VOD and home video in the winter.
Verify out the most up-to-date trailer and poster for the film beneath.