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Top 50 Most Anticipated American Independent Films of 2019: #46. Patrick Brice’s Corporate Animals

Top 50 Most Anticipated American Independent Films of 2019: #46. Patrick Brice’s Corporate Animals

Corporate Animals

A last minute addition for what might be a vintage Midnight section at the Sundance Film Festival, Patrick Brice went into production this past June in Santa Fe, New Mexico with what could have been a great tonally versatile character for Sharon Stone, but instead, Demi Moore has the conch in Corporate Animals. Brice’s fourth feature film in almost as many years, as demonstrated in another quartet comedy with a twist in The Overnight (see our Sundance Trading Card profile), this West Coast filmmaker is as equally formidable in writing comedy and/or horror and make the pic land one memorable knockout sequence.

Gist: Written by Sam Bain, Moore plays Lucy, the egotistical CEO of Incredible Edibles, America’s premier provider of edible cutlery. During a corporate team-building weekend in New Mexico, which she insists her staff members attend, disaster suddenly strikes, trapping them all underground. This mismatched and disgruntled group must pull together in order to survive, amidst sexual tension, startling business revelations and casual cannibalism.

Release Date/Prediction: Premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in the Midnight section on January 29th, this could trickle into SXSW as well.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (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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