Rick Alverson

Rick Alverson – The Mountain (2018)

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. Read More »

Rick Alverson – The Comedy (2012)

Indifferent to the notion of inheriting his father’s estate, a restless, aging New Yorker passes time with his friends in games of mock sincerity and irreverence.
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Rick Alverson – Entertainment (2015)

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En route to meet his estranged daughter and attempting to revive his dwindling career, a broken, aging comedian plays a string of dead-end shows in the Mojave desert. Read More »

Rick Alverson – New Jerusalem (2011)

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Sean (Colm O’Leary), an Irish immigrant to America, finds his heart and mind in disarray. Having returned from military service in Afghanistan, he befriends Ike (Will Oldham, A.K.A. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy), a strong willed evangelical, who endeavors to ensure his salvation. Inundated by a relentless fragility. Sean is confronted by a choice between the temptation of certainty and the chaos of the world around him. A meditation on friendship, human need and frailty, NEW JERUSALEM explores the allure and limitations of modern utopian belief. Read More »