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Yellow Brick Road: Mubi Lands Ross Bros.’ “Gasoline Rainbow”

Yellow Brick Road: Mubi Lands Ross Bros.’ “Gasoline Rainbow”

A surprise selection for Venice (only because it was off our radar), the debut fiction feature by Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross (see our Sundance trading card) will walk on over from the Lido into an eventual 2024 release (we suppose that Sundance and SXSW will duke it out for North American premiere status – unless this grabs a NYFF spot).

Deadline reports that the Mubi folks landed the film. Gasoline Rainbow preems in the Orizzonti section and stars newcomers Tony Abuerto, Micah Bunch, Nichole Dukes, Nathaly Garcia and Makai Garza. Michael Gottwald and Carlos Zozaya (We’re All Going to the World’s Fair) produced the film. The Bros. filmography to date: 45365, Tchoupitoulas, Western, Contemporary Color and the Sundance (see below) preemed Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets.

Gasoline Rainbow follows five teenagers from small-town Oregon who, with high school in the rearview, decide to embark on one last adventure. Piling into a van with a busted taillight, their mission is to make it to a place they’ve never been —the Pacific coast, five hundred miles away. Their plan, in full: “F**k it.” By van, boat, train, and foot, their improvised odyssey takes them through desert wilderness, industrial backwaters, and city streets. Along the way, they encounter outsiders from the fringes of the American West and discover that the contours of their lives will be set by trails they blaze themselves. They are forgotten kids from a forgotten town, but they have their freedom and they have each other, hurtling toward an unknowable future — and The Party at the End of the World.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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