Road to Nowhere

Road to Nowhere
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Monte Hellman Retrospective, Special Presentations
Saturday, January 15, 7:00 PM
Annenberg Auditorium
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Monte Hellman Retrospective, Special Presentations
Sunday, January 16, 12:00 PM
Annenberg Auditorium
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Road to Nowhere
USA, 2010, 121 Minute Running Time
US Premiere
Topics: Art/Architecture/Film, Crime, Cult
Programs: Monte Hellman Retrospective, Special Presentations
Language: English

Cult director extraordinaire Monte Hellman (Two-Lane Blacktop) returns to the big screen after more than two decades with this noir-ish mystery about arrogant young filmmaker Mitch who sets out to make a fictional film about a real-life criminal couple and then becomes obsessed with the actress Laurel he casts to play the wife. Reality and art become entangled as each holds a cracked mirror up to the other, as Mitch’s fixation threatens both the film and the “real lives” of those making it…

Hellman is in complete control here, guiding the audience through a labyrinthine plot with an economical style and a flair for the absurd (veteran actor Cliff de Young plays both the “real” criminal husband and the actor portraying him in the film-within-the-film). As one critic put it perfectly, Hellman and writer Steven Gaydos have created a new subgenre: “arthouse pulp.” (A bonus for lovers of roots country music: the songs of Tom Russell feature prominently on the soundtrack).

Director, Producers & Actor to attend screenings

DIRECTOR: Monte Hellman
Producer: Melissa Hellman, Steven Gaydos, Monte Hellman
Editor: Celine Ameslon
Screenwriter: Steven Gaydos
Cinematographer: Joseph M. Civit
Music: Tom Russell
Principal Cast: Shannyn Sossamon, Dominique Swain, Tygh Runyan, Cliff de Young, Waylon Payne, John Diehl, Fabio Testi
Filmography: Iguana (1988), China 9, Liberty 37 (1978), Cockfighter (1974), Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), The Shooting (1967), Ride in the Whirlwind (1965)
Print Source: E1 Entertainment -

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