7th CUFF.Docs

Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2019

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019

The Mountain

United States, 2018 : Canadian Premiere
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description

Set against the 1950’s "golden age" of American male supremacy, an introverted young photographer (Tye Sheridan) joins a renowned lobotomist (Jeff Goldblum) on a tour to promote the doctor’s recently debunked procedure. As he increasingly identifies with the asylum’s patients, he becomes enamored with a rebellious young woman (Hannah Gross) and lost in the burgeoning New Age movement of the west. Also starring Denis Lavant and Udo Kier.

A subtle and at times challenging film, Rick Alverson's (CUFF 2012 selection THE COMEDY, ENTERTAINMENT) latest project embodies the essence of true independent underground cinema.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Venice Film Festival 2018
Sundance 2019
SXSW 2019
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019

DIRECTOR'S BIO
RICK ALVERSON is a filmmaker from Richmond, Virginia. His most recent feature films include, THE COMEDY (2012), ENTERTAINMENT (2015), THE MOUNTAIN (2018), which is his fifth feature, and premiered in competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2018. In 2011, he was awarded a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. He has directed videos for Sharon Van Etten, Bonny Prince Billy, Benjamin Booker and Angel Olsen, among others. In addition to his directorial work he has released 9 records, most recently with his band Lean Year in 2017.

press for The Mountain

"Rick Alverson's beautiful, often inscrutable new film takes a stand for eccentricity in a complacent suburban nightmare."
- Variety
"An intriguingly dark and visionary head-scratcher."
- Hollywood Reporter

details

Drama

106 minutes

credits

Director
Rick Alverson

Executive Producers
Natalie Farrey
Danny Gabai
Vincent Landay

Producers
Allison Rose Carter
Eddy Moretti
Sara Murphy
Ryan Zacarias

Screenwriters
Rick Alverson
Dustin Guy Defa
Colm O'Leary

Cinematographer
Lorenzo Hagerman

Cast
Tye Sheridan
Jeff Goldblum
Hannah Gross
Udo Kier

Music
Robert Donne

Twitter:
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community

awards

WINNER: Special Jury Mention

Smithers Foundation Award - Special Mention, Venice Film Festival 2018