A new trailer and poster for Craig Goodwill’s bizarre fantasy satire film, Patch Town, were released last week, and after watching the trailer (above) I have to say that it reminds me of Terry Gilliam’s 1985 film Brazil and possibly Darren Lynn Bousman’s Repo! The Genetic Opera. Not that Patch Town resembles these films in terms of story, but rather the common ground here is the abstract and impossibly bleak future that the aesthetic creates. In other words, huge thumbs up.
Patch Town stars Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl, Sex After Kids), Rob Ramsay (Blue Mountain State), and Julian Richings (Cube, Wrong Turn), and opens in theaters on June 5, 2015, in New York at Cinema Village with a national release to follow. Also available day and date on iTunes and other digital platforms on June 5th.
Patch Town Synopsis:
In North American folklore the stork delivers babies, but in Russian folklore, babies are born in the cabbage patch. Inspired by the award-winning short film of the same name, Patch Town tells the story of Jon (Rob Ramsay), who has lived a sad life as an oppressed worker at a factory where hundreds of cabbage babies are born. Work on the assembly line is a thankless task of shucking, picking, and processing newborns to go out into the world and to their new adoptive mothers. But when Jon discovers the awful secret that he and all the indentured workers are actually grown-up and discarded toys, he’ll have to take on a villainous corporation to reunite with his long-lost mother, protect his new-found family, and finally find freedom.
Rock Hard \m/