Jagjaguwar is proud to present Entertainment, the fourth film from Director Rick Alverson. Premiering this weekend at Sundance Film Festival, the film starts a bevy of actors both new and old to the Alverson world, including Gregg Turkington, Tye Sheridan, John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Amy Seimetz. Jagjaguwar’s Chris Swanson also performed the role of Music Supervisor. Full description and screening dates are below.
Park City may not be ready for it, but writer/director Rick Alverson (The Comedy) returns with this nightmarish account of a traveling comedian lost on the brink. A broken, aging comedian tours the California desert, lost in a cycle of third-rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and vain attempts to reach his estranged daughter. By day, he slogs through the barren landscape, inadvertently alienating every acquaintance. 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. In Alverson’s hallucinatory fugue, Gregg Turkington stars as The Comedian, caught in a struggle between being the center of attention and the object of alienation, occasionally challenged by an unexpected cast of characters played by Tye Sheridan, John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Amy Seimetz. Acquisition title: Cinetic. 98m.
- Angel Olsen on Rick Alversons “Windows” video
The immaculate Burn Your Fire For No Witness Deluxe Edition from Angel Olsen is out now worldwide on Jagjaguwar. This digital-only release includes the tracks “All Right Now”, “White Water”, “Only With You”, “May As Well”, and “Endless Road”. To celebrate, Angel has shared a new video for “Windows” by director Rick Alverson [The Comedy]. Watch it above or on YouTube / Vevo.
Also, Angel is extending her fall tour with a run of special solo and full band shows in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York and newly announced Australian dates in January and February next year as part of the Laneway Festival.
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The original soundtrack for strong>The Comedy is available on LP at Norman Records or via iTunes. It’s the perfect pairing, taking each listener through the “autumn of the American Era.” Gardens & Villa, Here We Go Magic, Bill Fay, GAYNGS and Donnie & Joe Emerson are just a few of the artists featured on the soundtrack.
The A.V. Club described ‘The Comedy’ as “the spiritual successor to Mike Nichols’ The Graduate and Carnal Knowledge.” New Video described it as a “powerful and provocative character study that touches a darkness behind the humor that resonates with viewers long after the story ends.”
And just in case you Londoners need more reasons to go and watch:
“Tim Heidecker gives a compulsively fascinating performance.” – Variety
“By far one of the most wildly inappropriate and pitch black comedies I’ve ever seen in my life.” – Film Threat
“A powerful generational statement.” – Indiewire
“Transgressively brilliant…” – Village Voice
Another day, another video! Here’s a new piece for Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “From The Sun.” You know you’re in for something stellar/dark/bending with a director like Rick Alverson on board. Watch above or at Noisey.
It’s no surprise this band has a million upcoming tour dates. Catch them at a number of festivals and venues starting this summer and through the end of the year.