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Video: Hannah Fidell’s The Long Dumb Road | 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Video: Hannah Fidell’s The Long Dumb Road | 2018 Sundance Film Festival

The road trip movie is probably the most tired sub-genre after the coming of age film, and yet with a fresh coat of paint perspective the four wheels and the open road can be fruitful especially here under the guise of comedy. One of the last films to get programmed into the festival in a Premieres category showcase, via a pair of tandems in screenwriting duo Hannah Fidell and Caron Mell along with the tag-team of Jason Mantzoukas and Tony Revolori, The Long Dumb Road does pit-stops in a complex red and blue America, and feels especially loose sans particular agenda. Easily one of the more eventful audience going gaga post-screenings equipped with air guns and Mantzoukas in open mic schtick mode, in her early career, this is Fidell’s best.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and 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. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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