Screening: May 6th, 2018, 7:15pm
Written and Directed by Nathan and David Zellner
Starring Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, and Robert Forster
Running Time: 113 Minutes
Writer/directors/stars Nathan and David Zellner in attendance!
Synopsis: Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American Frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). As Samuel traverses the Wild West with a drunkard named Parson Henry (David Zellner) and a miniature horse called Butterscotch, their once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel. A loving reinvention of the western genre from the Zellner brothers (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter), Damsel showcases their trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humor, and unique brand of humanism.
“The highest compliment you can pay any director is that you can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next, and that’s exactly my reaction to every Zellner brothers work.” – Steve Prokopy, SlashFilm
“A delight, a strange mix of revenge, retribution and unrequited romance.” – Jason Gorber, Dork Shelf