U.S., 2019, 114 min, 4K DCP, dir. Skyler Lawson, Not rated but unsuitable for children
"Whelm is an absolute MUST WATCH 16mm masterpiece. [I’ve ] never seen a director make SO MUCH movie with so little money!" —Steve Bellamy, President of Kodak Motion Picture Film
"A glorious picture that rewards you for paying attention to every single thing." — The Artswire Weekly
Stay after the screening for a Q&A with writer/director Skyler Lawson and composer Chris Dudley, moderated by Gables Cinema founder Steven Krams.
Whelm takes audiences on a mind-bending odyssey through the sprawling landscape of the Great Depression. As a midwestern hotel is brutally robbed of the money it's hiding for a notorious gang, WW1 veteran August, and his younger brother Reed, get tangled in a rivalry between a legendary bank robber and a mysterious enigma of a man named Alexander Aleksy. Their journey descends into the madness of the mind, as the estranged brothers are lured into a snare putting them at the center of a larger historic scheme, snowballing to an emotional climax that asks the audience to look inwards. Shot on 16mm film, its luscious cinematography evokes Norman Rockwell's paintings.
Tickets to these screenings are $12.75 and under. Cinema members pay only $8.
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