If you have yet to see the tragic documentary Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, I urge you to go seek it out without getting informed in terms of any sort of plot. Directed by Kurt Kuenne, the power of the film had a lot to do with uncontrollable events and so I’ve been interested to see if he has what it takes to helm something not under these circumstances. It looks like we’ll get to see the results soon, as Variety reports his next film has been picked up for distribution.
He has switched from documentary format to narrative for the sci-fi film Shuffle, which follows “a man who wakes up at a different age in his life each morning.” Starring T.J. Thyne and Paula Rhodes, distributor Screen Media Films has picked it up for distribution later this year and president Suzanne Blech called it a ” wonderfully imaginative thriller with twists that will challenge audiences.” One can see an expanded synopsis below along with the poster.
Shuffle is the tale of a man who begins experiencing his life out of order; every day he wakes up at a different age, on a different day of his life, never knowing where or when he’s going to be once he falls asleep. He’s terrified and wants it to stop – until he notices a pattern in his experience, and works to uncover why this is happening to him – and what or who is behind it.
I’m not sure I’d think much about diving into the work of Les Blank if only given a plot synopsis. His films, including a plethora now available in a stunningly thorough Criterion set, take on the esoteric sides of America, from bluegrass musicians to the wonders of polka to the taste of Creole cooking. These […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
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