30 hand picked films. A new one every day
Having set out from coastal Queens to the Catskills, an Irish immigrant carpenter finds himself overcome by an inexplicable fatigue.
A modern day Walden capitulates into ennui, and so does the audience. This mumblecore debut from Alverson has all the themes from his later efforts, but lacks basic cinematic grace. Discomforting, and not in a good sense.
"Instead of getting to something, he's trying to get away from something."