I don't feel at home in this world anymore.

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Grand Jury Prize: U.S. Dramatic

Sunday, January 29, 3:30 p.m., Eccles Theatre, Park City

Ruth, a depressed nursing assistant, returns from work to find dog shit on her lawn and her house burglarized, the thief having made off with her silverware and laptop. Losing faith in the police (and possibly humanity as a whole), Ruth starts her own investigation, joining forces with her erratic neighbor–and dog shit culprit–Tony. Upon locating the laptop, they trace it back to a consignment store, leading them to a gang of degenerate criminals and a dangerous, bizarre underworld where they’re way out of their depth.

Macon Blair’s outstanding debut feature has an exuberant storytelling style that’s full of personality, visual inventiveness, idiosyncratic characters, and wildly unpredictable turns. Its dark tone, deadpan humor, and increasingly blood-soaked foray into a twisted moral universe evoke the Coen brothers, but most captivating is the deeply unsettling journey it takes Ruth on, through human vulnerability and escalating violence. Once brought to tears by the notion of an infinite universe, her quest isn’t for her laptop, but for a way of processing a world that no longer makes sense to her.

YEAR 2016

SECTION U.S. Dramatic

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 97 min

COMPANY Netflix

EMAIL miladyf@netflix.com

PHONE (213) 533-9077

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Artist Bio

Macon Blair

Macon Blair is a screenwriter, actor, and director from Alexandria, Virginia, currently living in Austin, Texas. I don't feel at home in this world anymore. is his directorial debut. He has several screenplays and TV projects in development, including "Hold the Dark," to be directed by Jeremy Saulnier. Macon previously starred in Saulnier's Green Room and Blue Ruin, and he'll soon appear in Stephen Gaghan's Gold, E.L. Katz's Small Crimes, and Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky.