AARON SCHIMBERG’S

CHAINED 

FOR

LIFE










starring JESS WEIXLER as MABEL / ADAM PEARSON as ROSENTHAL
CHARLIE KORSMO as HERR DIRECTOR / SARI LENNICK as SARAH / STEPHEN PLUNKETT as MAX
screenplay by AARON SCHIMBERG
casting KATE GELLER / JESSICA KELLY
costume design STACEY BERMAN / KAREN BOYER
production design SIA BALABANOVA / director of photography ADAM J. MINNICK
editor SOFI MARSHALL / music C. SPENCER YEH
produced by VANESSA MCDONNELL / DAN SCHOENBRUN /
MATTHEW PETOCK / DANIEL PATRICK CARBONE / ZACHARY SHEDD
a GRAND MOTEL / THE EYESLICER / FLIES COLLECTIVE production

























TRAILER





























A beautiful actress struggles to connect with her disfigured co-star on the set of a European auteur's English-language debut.
























REVIEWS:






“A truly mesmerizing mind trip of a movie sure to leave audiences reeling and pondering its mysteries long after the credits roll.” - Indiewire



“Strikes an uncanny note I’m not sure I’ve quite seen before – something mesmerizingly close to the sensation of a waking dream. I hope it enjoys a long successful life, exciting others as it excited me.” Village Voice



“Bizarre and beautiful. Leaves us on thrillingly shifty ground. Schimberg confidently blurs the line between fantasy and reality, treating his characters with equivalent, complicated affection, a warmth very much the filmmaker’s own.” ­ The Hollywood Reporter



“Extraordinary. Schimberg points toward a grass-roots cinematic revolution – movies made by people about their own experiences.” The New Yorker



“I love it. An intoxicating whirlwind of ideas, spectacularly moving and entertaining. Chained for Life could be a defining film about representation for any group that Hollywood marginalizes.” - Birth.Movies.Death



“An astonishing film. It offers no easy answers but it asks questions, it provokes thoughts, it portrays portrayal in a radically new way.” - Jezebel



“A very funny, eminently quotable send-up of the independent film world that probes at how cinema constructs normative ideas of attraction and allure.” - RogerEbert.com



“Brilliantly observed, technically skillful and not afraid to be cruel when occasion calls for it, this is a film with a lot to say and absolutely no fear of saying it.” Eye for Film





















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TRT:  91 MIN   |   COLOR   |   DCP   |   5.1 SURROUND