FREE SNEAK PREVIEW: The Motel Life (Kris Kristofferson & filmmakers in person!)

Kris Kristofferson and filmmakers Alan & Gabe Polsky will be at the Cinefamily in person for a Q&A after the film! Amongst The Motel Life’s blisteringly cold Nevada winter, and the aching despair of its down-on-their-luck, trapped siblings on the lam, first-time directors Alan & Gabe Polsky deftly shine a light on the enormous power of brotherly bonds, a la “Of Mice And Men”. Stephen Dorff and Emile Hirsch play hard-living, destitute kin with no other surviving family, who must drop their meager existence and flee the law together after Dorff accidentally kills a child pedestrian with his car. Escaping from the pain through a heady stew of flashback memories and storytelling yarns (often animated as pencil-drawn flights of fancy), Hirsch and Dorff navigate a truly endearing familial relationship while jointly struggling through crippling guilt, fear and loss. Also in the mix are Dakota Fanning as a long-lost girlfriend and Kris Kristofferson as a car dealer with sage advice, making The Motel Life a dense buffet of mood and unforgettably gripping characterizations.
Dirs. Alan & Gabe Polsky, 2013, DCP, 85 min.

NOTE: This show is free (first-come, first-serve). To help us track attendance, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission. All current 1-year “Black Card” Cinefamily members get first entry. Your registration does not guarantee you a seat. Early arrival is highly recommended.

Watch the trailer for “The Motel Life”!
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