Relaxer

JUEVES 23 | FORO – UNIVERSIDAD DE LA COMUNICACIÓN | 15:30 HRS. | 91 MIN.

** PRESENCIA DE CINEFOTÓGRAFO Q&A

SÁBADO 25 | CINETECA NACIONAL | 18:45 HRS. | 91 MIN.

** PRESENCIA DE DIRECTOR Y CINEFOTÓGRAFO Q&A

Relaxer

USA | 2018 | DCP | Color | 91 min | Joel Potrykus

Director: Joel Potrykus
Script: Joel Potrykus
Producer: Ashley Young
Cinematography: Adam J. Minnick
Sound: Sasa Slogar
Music: Alan Palomo
Edition: Joel Potrykus
Cast: Joshua Burge, David Dastmalchian, Andre Hyland, Adina Howard, Amari Cheatom
Production Company: Sob Noisse Movies, Oscilloscope

Synopsis
Doom  and  gloom  are  on  the  way.  The  Y2K  apocalypse  can’t  be  stopped.  Abbie’s  older  brother  issues  him  the  ultimate  challenge  before  it  goes  down:  beat  the  infamous  level  256  in  PacMan  and  no  getting  up  from  the  couch  until  he  does  so.  Abbie’s  survival  story  begins  here;  inside  a  rotting  living  room  with no  food  or  water,  and  an evolving  door  of  numbnut  friends  and  acquaintances.  It’s  THE  EXTERMINATING  ANGEL  by  way  of  SLACKER.

Joel Potrykus
American writer & director Joel Potrykus lives in Grand Rapids, MI, where he works with filmmaking band, Sob Noisse. His work has screened at SXSW, the Lincoln Center, the MoMA, AFI Fest, and the Cinémathèque Française in Paris. Honors include Best New Director at the Locarno Film Festival, the FIPRESI Prize at the Ljubliana International Film Festival, Films en cours award at the Festival Belfort Entrevue in France, and his screenplay for Buzzard is part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science Permanent Collection.
He teaches filmmaking at Michigan State University.

Festivals
SXSW Film Festival