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Relaxer

 
New York Premiere
 
Fri, Jun 29, 2018
  • 9:30PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 91min
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Directed by Joel Potrykus | 2018

With Joshua Burge, David Dastmalchian, Andre Hyland

Joel Potrykus (The Alchemist Cookbook, BAMcinemaFest 2016), Michigan’s greatest underground auteur, returns with another gonzo transmission from America’s heartland. Set on the eve of Y2K, Relaxer unfolds almost entirely in a squalid living room where Abbie (the Keatonesque Joshua Burge), commanded by his sadistic brother (David Dastmalchian), takes up a nigh-impossible challenge: beating the all-time Pac-Man high score without leaving the couch until he does. As Abbie’s quest devolves into a months-long absurdist nightmare, Potrykus guides this daringly demented black comedy into increasingly disturbing realms. The result is a grungy, noxiously funny vision of Gen X complacency hurtling towards oblivion.

Q&A with Joel Potrykus

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