Downtown Mall : Violet Crown A
Entertainment2015. USA. 102 min.
Director: Rick Alverson Featuring: Gregg Turkington, John C. Reilly, Tye Sheridan, Michael Cera, Amy Seimetz, Lotte Verbeek
Preceded by the short film Usetocould
Entertainment follows a broken, aging comedian (Turkington) as he tours the California desert in a vain attempt to reach his estranged daughter. By day he slogs through the barren landscape, while at night he seeks solace in the animation of his onstage persona. Fueled by the promise of a lucrative Hollywood engagement, he trudges through a series of increasingly surreal and volatile encounters. The comedian is caught in a cyclical struggle between being the center of attention and the object of alienation. Discussion with director Rick Alverson