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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #94. Rick Alverson’s Entertainment


Director: Rick Alverson
Writer: Rick Alverson
Producers: Brooke Bernard, Patrick Hibler, Dawn Krantz, Ryan Zacarias
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: John C. Reilly, Tim Heidecker, Gregg Turkington

I’m late to the game when it comes to Rick Alverson. Already three films into his filmography (and up to three projects for the near future), my introductory course to the wry humor and dry tone chez Alverson’s The Comedy. Aching to check out what will surely be an uncomfortable knuckle-ball. Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington once again team with Alverson for this serving.

Gist: Set in the Mojave Desert, the film follows a broken-down comedian (Turkington) playing clubs across the Southwest, working his way to Los Angeles to meet his estranged daughter.

Release Date: Filming was set or began this January and if it did then we’ll be seeing this potentially cross over into Europe for a fest premiere.

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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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