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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #79. David Gordon Green’s Prince Avalanche

Prince Avalanche

Director/Writer: David Gordon Green
Producer(s): Gordon Green, James Belfer, Muskat Filmed Properties’ Lisa Muskat, Derrick Tseng and filmmaker Craig Zobel.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch

After a string of films we might one day refer to as his Amblin phase (Pineapple Express, Your Highness, The Sitter) it appears that Prince Avalanche is the welcome return to Gordon Green’s indie roots. Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch should prove to be a great pair of misfits in an item which is based on the 2011 film Either Way, from Icelandic helmer Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson. Don’t be surprised if the writer/director reminds us with his eighth feature film outing, that he can flex both his dramatic and comedic writing skills with ease – and what a year it would be if this, and Joe (we’ve slotted a bit higher up) end up being critic’s darlings.

Gist: Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.

Release Date: Sundance Film Festival – Premieres category.

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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