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It’s a classic tale of the Old West: Samuel Alabaster is a man searching for his true love. Parson Henry is another, much drunker man, searching for a new start. Penelope is a woman who has found her own path. And Rufus Cornell is just a mean bastard with a taste for buckskin. There’s rotgut, rawhide, rootin’, tootin’, and hootin’. Plus, a little tiny horse.

Damsel finds Sundance Film Festival stalwarts David and Nathan Zellner (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter) reinventing a dusty genre and wearing many hats, several of which are quite silly. The brothers write, produce, and direct the film, while also starring alongside Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, and Robert Forster. The Zellners’ off-kilter enthusiasm must be infectious, as the whole cast joyfully embraces the loopy rhythms and bonkers logic of this unfamiliar frontier.

So saddle up and prepare to git along—just don’t be surprised if you end up somewheres you never expected.

Tue. 1/23, 3:30 p.m., Eccles, PC
Wed. 1/24, 9:00 a.m., PC Library, PC
Sat. 1/27, 9:30 p.m., Ray, PC
Sun. 1/28, 12:30 p.m., Wagner, SLC

YEAR 2017

CATEGORY Premieres

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 113 min

WEBSITE zellnerbros.com

PHONE (512) 296-1045

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David Zellner, Nathan Zellner

Brothers David and Nathan Zellner have written, produced, directed, and appeared in numerous award-winning shorts and feature films. Their feature work includes Goliath (2008 Sundance Film Festival), Kid-Thing (2012 Sundance Film Festival), and Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (starring Rinko Kikuchi), which premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for best actress and best director at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Damsel is their first western.