Remember midnight movies from the 1970s? Those after-hour slices of cult celluloid that stunned audiences with their mash-up of genres, innovative narratives, and psychedelic imagery? Get ready to relive those hallucinogenic halcyon days again, as The Rambler makes its way to Blu-ray and DVD on June 25th.
Fresh from sold-out screenings at this year’s Sundance and SXSW Festivals, this groundbreaking indie short-turned-feature film stars Dermot Mulroney (Stoker, The Grey), Lindsay Pulsipher (True Blood, Justified), and Natasha Lyonne (American Pie, American Reunion, But I’m A Cheerleader) and was written and directed by Calvin Lee Reeder.
Enjoy theclip (above) of Calvin talking about how he got started and audience reaction to The Rambler.
In the film, a stranger known only as “the Rambler” (Mulroney) is just released from prison and anxious to build a new life for himself. Coming home to a faithless girlfriend (Lyonne), he quickly realizes his old life is truly behind him. With the promise of a job and some stability from his brother, the Rambler embarks on a cross-country journey to what hopefully is a new start.
Like Odysseus and other travelers on the road-to-wisdom before him, the Rambler – armed only with his cowboy hat, shades, a guitar, and traveling sack — will encounter all manner of obstacles and dangers on his road to redemption, including a scientist with a dream-recording (onto VHS!) machine, a cab driver with an unnatural love of the original Frankenstein film, “mummies” in the back of trucks and, oh — did we mention exploding heads?
Rock Hard \m/