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Director Peter Strickland’s “In Fabric” starring “Game of Thrones” star Gwendoline Christie is set to open the fifth Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, the organization has announced today along with their film lineup.
The festival in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., will take place May 22-26 and feature several films’ U.S. debuts. In addition to the narrative feature categories, a short films program will include 50 narrative, documentary, animated, experimental and episodic shorts.Strickland’s horror comedy from A24 follows the life of a cursed dress as it travels to different owners, all with devastating consequences.
Lineup - Films - Year - Festival - Director
“We’re excited to bring such an amazing and eclectic lineup of films to this milestone year of our festival,” said festival director Shira Dubrovner. “We’re also thrilled to be hosting over 100 filmmakers this year, who will get to experience all the scenic wonder that the Eastern Sierras has to offer.”
A panel of jurors, including Variety’s Shalini Doré, will judge and then award more than $40,000 in cash and prizes to the winners, which will be announced at a closing night reception on May 26.
Lineup - Entrants
See the full lineup of entrants below.
North American Narrative Features:
A mute outsider goes on a psychedelic journey to escape small-town bravado and find his voice. Directed by Mike Maryniuk.
“A Great Lamp“
Set in a small riverside town in North Carolina, two sad vandals and an unemployed loner await a fabled rocket launch. Directed by Saad Qureshi.
Knives - Skin
“Knives and Skin“
“Knives and Skin” is a mystical teen noir that follows a young girl’s disappearance in the rural Midwest and its effect on teens and parents. Directed and written by Jennifer Reeder.
Olympic - Dreams
In the Olympic Athlete Village, a young cross-country skier bonds with a volunteer doctor after her competition ends. Directed by Jeremy Teicher and starring Alexi Pappas and Nick Kroll.
International - Narrative - Features
International Narrative Features:
Night - Calcutta - Group
On a rainy night in Calcutta a group...
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