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Relaxer

 
 
Apr 30—May 21, 2020
 
 
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Dir. Joel Potrykus | 2018, 91min
With Joshua Burge, David Dastmalchian, Andre Hyland

Michigan’s greatest underground auteur Joel Potrykus helms this gonzo transmission from America’s heartland which screened at BAMcinemaFest 2018. 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.

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