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Paul Schrader: The Canyons + Man in a Room

Paul Schrader: The Canyons + Man in a Room
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Paul Schrader: The Canyons + Man in a Room

2013 / 130min / DCP

DIRECTOR: PAUL SCHRADER

CAST: LINDSAY LOHAN, AMANDA BROOKS, NOLAN FUNK, JAMES DEEN

Paul Schrader and Alex Ross Perry in person on 1/17.

Announced in the press by extra-cinematic controversy, an intrepid attempt to imagine a post-cinematic cinema, Schrader’s conceptual sex-thriller is, among other things, a rumination on the impact of the Extremely Online era on both image-making culture and intimacy. Bret Easton Ellis’s screenplay describes the hookup app-curated encounters between a quartet of comfortably numb Los Angelinos, portrayed by Amanda Brooks, Nolan Funk, a magnificent Lindsay Lohan, and porn star James Deen, playing La Lohan’s well-heeled, morally vacuous, and increasingly sinister boyfriend. Preceded by Alex Ross Perry’s Paul Schrader: Man in a Room, a new short from the Criterion Channel on Schrader, the dean of the disobedient New York independents.