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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #195. Travis Gutiérrez Senger’s Desert Cathedral

Desert Cathedral

Director: Travis Gutiérrez Senger
Writer(s): Travis Gutiérrez Senger
Producers: Lincoln Leopard’s Senger and Michael J. Mouncer with Chip Hourihan
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Lee Tergesen, Chaske Spencer, Russell Hodgkinson

Equipped with a behind the scenes team of film composers Saunder Juriaans and Daniel Bensi (The One I Love) and film editor Marc Vives (Ping Pong Summer), it’s the approach and the biographical narrative treatment in Travis Gutiérrez Senger’s Desert Cathedral that has got me hyper curious. Employing a narrative hybrid model (found footage and archival materials) and what I’m guessing will be a fractured timeline, means creatively, we might be looking at a truly rich investigative experience.

Gist: Based on a true story and starring Lee Tergesen as the real life Peter Collins, this about a real estate developer who mysteriously disappears into the Southwestern desert in 1992, leaving behind a series of VHS tapes. Without the aid of the police, his distraught wife hires a private investigator to track him.

Release Date: With no mentions for Sundance and SXSW, Tribeca will want to put a choke-hold on this one.

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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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