Staff Pick: Southland Tales (35mm)

Matt’s Staff Pick!

In 2001, writer/director Richard Kelly achieved cult status with DONNIE DARKO, an assured debut feature exploring deep existential questions through the lens of 80s nostalgia. Five years later, he followed up with a more ambitious and even more intriguing film in which forces of totalitarianism and anarchism collide against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic, near-future world – the beguiling and baffling SOUTHLAND TALES. Los Angeles, 2008. As the city stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental chaos, the fates of an eclectic set of characters – including an amnesia-stricken action star (Dwayne Johnson), an adult film star developing her own reality TV project (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and a police officer whose identity has split in two (Seann William Scott) – intertwine with each other and with the whole of humanity.

2h 25m
Richard Kelly
First Showing
March 6, 2024
  • Assisted Listening