37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024


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Preceded by the short filmĀ 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


Saturday, November 7


3:45 PM


Downtown Mall : Violet Crown A

Film Info

Director: Rick Alverson

Runtime: 102 min.

Year: 2015

Country: USA

Featuring: Gregg Turkington, John C. Reilly, Tye Sheridan, Michael Cera, Amy Seimetz, Lotte Verbeek