WHO’S IN IT?
Joaquin Phoenix (Her), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Rooney Mara (Carol), Jack Black (School of Rock), Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), Udo Kier (American Animals), Kim Gordon (I’m Not There), Beth Ditto (Nocturnal Animals), Carrie Brownstein (Tag), Tony Greenhand (film debut), Olivia Hamilton (First Man), Angelique Rivera (Avenge The Crows), Heather Matarazzo (Welcome to the Dollhouse), Rebecca Rittenhouse (Unfriended: Dark Web), Ron Perkins (Rules Don’t Apply), Rebecca Field (A Star Is Born), Emilio Rivera (Act of Valor), Sunny Suljic (The Killing of a Sacred Deer), Mireille Enos (Sabotage), Nick Rutherford (Warren), Ethan Michael Mora (Sun Dogs)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting), director, writer, editor; Charles-Marie Anthonioz (Spring Breakers), Mourad Belkeddar (Through The Air), Steve Golin (The Revenant) and Nicolas Lhermitte (Wrong), producers; Danny Elfman (Edward Scissorhands), composer; Christopher Blauvelt (Night Moves), cinematographer; David Marks (film debut), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
After being left mostly paralyzed following a car accident, alcoholic slacker John Callahan (Phoenix) reluctantly attends a 12-step meeting led by charismatic sponsor Donnie (Hill), and also reconnects with Annu (Mara), a therapist that he met at the hospital. With their encouragement, John discovers a talent for drawing and uses that to create a series of crude and politically incorrect cartoons which soon draws the attention of a much wider audience…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Gus Van Sant tells the incredible true story of John Callahan, who came to terms with his life-changing condition by becoming a popular cartoonist.