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Encore: Fri-Thu, Sep 16-22


  • Dir. Owen Kline
  • USA
  • 2022
  • 86 min.
  • R
  • DCP
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop
All Screenings: Pre-recorded introduction from writer/director Owen Kline

When Robert, a high school student and aspiring cartoonist, rejects the comforts of suburban life, dropping out and leaving home, he finds an unwilling teacher and unwitting friend in Wallace — a former underground comic legend — in this bitingly funny and playfully twisted coming-of-age story.

“A genuinely bizarre, startling, freewheelingly lo-fi and funny indie picture with the refreshing bad-taste impact of Todd Solondz or Robert Crumb.” —Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“It’s a weird, smudgy, hilarious story from first-time feature director Owen Kline, and a grimy fun time.” —Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

“The film is best appreciated as a salute to obscurity, charmed with forgotten novelties and thrilled by their rediscovery.” —Charles Bramesco, The Playlist

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