Surreal festival fave CHAINED FOR LIFE opens in New York, Sept 11 & Los Angeles, Sept 13

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The widely acclaimed festival hit! Currently 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes…
CHAINED FOR LIFE
Directed by Aaron Schimberg
OPENS WED, SEP 11 at IFC CENTER (NYC)
& FRI, SEP 13 at LANDMARK NUART (LA)
(followed by national rollout)
“A cinematic revolution.” — The New Yorker
“Humane and transgressive, an American indie of unusually big ideas and aesthetic ambition.” – Film Comment
“Bizarre and beautiful. Leaves us on thrillingly shifty ground.”
– The Hollywood Reporter
“A remarkable mind trip of a movie sure to leave audiences reeling.” – Indiewire
“Razor-sharp. Mesmerizingly close to the sensation of a waking dream.”
– Village Voice
**Online screener available — press screenings forthcoming**
**Director Aaron Schimberg, actor Adam Pearson & actress Jess Weixler available for interviews**
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
**World Premiere: BAM cinemaFEST 2018**
**Fantasia Film Festival 2018**
**BFI London Film Festival 2019**
**Sarasota Film Festival 2019**
**Chicago Underground Film Festival 2019**
**Fantastic Fest 2019**

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