RUBBER 2010, France/Angola, 82 minutes, 35mm, Magnolia Pictures All tickets $7 written and directed by Quentin Dupieux; starring Stephen Spinella, Roxanne Mesquida, Jack Plotnick, Haley Ramm, Wings Hauser, Ethan Cohn, Charley Koontz, Tara O'Brien
Magnolia Pictures' synopsis of RUBBER:
RUBBER is the story of Robert, an inanimate tire that has been abandoned in the desert, and suddenly and inexplicably comes to life. As Robert roams the bleak landscape, he discovers that he possesses terrifying telepathic powers that give him the ability to destroy anything he wishes without having to move. At first content to prey on small desert creatures and various discarded objects, his attention soon turns to humans, especially a beautiful and mysterious woman who crosses his path. Leaving a swath of destruction across the desert landscape, Robert becomes a chaotic force to be reckoned with, and truly a movie villain for the ages. Directed by legendary electro musician Quentin Dupieux (Steak, Nonfilm), aka Mr. Oizo, RUBBER is a smart, funny and wholly original tribute to the cinematic concept of "no reason."
Reviews of RUBBER:
"Bat-shit-wonderful" - Karina Longworth, LA Weekly
"Chock full 'o Scanners-style erupting craniums and mindfuckery galore You've never, ever seen anything like it." - Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"Roger Corman by way of Samuel Beckett - one of the smartest films of the year. An effortless watchas funny and entertaining as they come." - Jacob Hall, CHUD
"It examines the relationship between an audience, art and the artist, while also being about, yup, a tire that develops the ability to blow up people's heads." - Todd Gilchrist, Wall Street Journal Speakeasy Blog
"An incredibly original creation from a mind unafraid to move well beyond the traditional and into the realm of batshit crazy." - Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects
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