Chained for Life

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2019
  • Running time: 91 min
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... read more
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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. – BAMcinemaFest

Original Release

10/25/2019

Cast

Jess Weixler Mabel
Stephen Plunkett Max
Charlie Korsmo Herr Director
Sari Lennick Sarah
Joanna Arnow Hospital Representative
Cosmo Bjorkenheim Grip
Will Blomker The Waiter
Adam Pearson Rosenthal
Lauren Brown Television Reporter
Daniel Patrick Carbone Sprinting Producer
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Directors

Aaron Schimberg

Writers

Aaron Schimberg

Cast

Producers

Editors

Sofi Marshall

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