Director David Gordon Green scheduled to attend | June 1
Stern, meditative Alvin (Paul Rudd) and his girlfriend's insecure brother, Lance (Emile Hirsch), spend the summer together repainting traffic lines on country highway in this exquisitely crafted existential odd-couple comedy, a true return for David Gordon Green to the style of his early indie films George Washington and All the Real Girls.
|June 1, 2013||9:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
|June 4, 2013||4:30 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
The June 1 screening is on STANDBY. There are no advance tickets available.
Alvin (Paul Rudd) is a bookish, nature loving road worker who relishes his tedious job painting traffic lines on a seemingly endless stretch of highway that travels through a fire-damaged forest. His co-worker Lance (Emile Hirsch), the brother of his current girlfriend, cares less for the job, preferring to escape into the city to party and meet girls. Forced to spend long, lonely stretches in each other's company, it isn't long before this odd couple begin butting heads. As the riotous barbs and malicious exchanges increase, the pair find that they are forming an unexpected bond, and the charred woods begin to reveal unusual secrets in the guise of a mysterious truck driver offering some primo homemade hooch. Director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) returns to the style of his early independent films George Washington and All the Real Girls, blending poetic visuals, a stirring soundtrack by Explosions in the Sky, and subtle character exploration into a charmingly laconic comedy that redefines male bonding. Based on the Icelandic film Either Way (SIFF 2012), Prince Avalanche also features a sly cameo from Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton.
David Gordon Green is an American filmmaker who graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. His successful first feature George Washington was then followed by All the Real Girls, which won two jury awards at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. He has recently expanded his talents into the world of comedy, helming such films as Pineapple Express (2008) and Your Highness 2011) as well as producing the HBO series Eastbound & Down, of which he also directed 10 episodes.
Sponsored in part by Alaska Airlines, Ingeniux
|Director:||David Gordon Green|
|Principal Cast:||Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Lance LeGault|
|Running Time:||94 minutes|
|Producer:||Lisa Muskat, Derrick Tseng, Craig Zobel, James Belfer, David Gordon Green|
|Screenplay:||David Gordon Green|
|Music:||Explosions in the Sky, David Wingo|
|Awards:||Berlin International Film Festival 2013 (Silver Berlin Bear Best Director)|
|Filmography:||The Sitter (2011); Your Highness (2011); Pineapple Express (2008); Snow Angels (2007); Undertow (2004); All the Real Girls (2003); George Washington (2000)|
|US Distributor:||Magnolia Pictures|