The Mountain

A well known physician (Jeff Goldblum), in the decline of his career, takes a young man (Tye Sheridan) on a desperate tour of rural mid-century hospitals, advocating for a new controversial procedure.

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The Mountain

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Director: Rick Alverson

Presented by: Rick Alverson

Starring: Tye Sheridan, Denis Lavant, Udo Kier, Hannah Gross, and Jeff Goldblum


2018, USA, 106 minutes, Digital, NR

Language: English

Distributor: Kino Lorber

Filmmaker Q&A: Rick Alverson

Rick Alverson (born June 25, 1971, in Spokane, Washington) is an American filmmaker and musician living in Richmond, Virginia. His feature films include The Mountain (2018), Entertainment (2015), and The Comedy (2012). His work has screened at numerous festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival, the Festival del film Locarno, New Directors/New Films, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and BAFICI. He has directed videos for Oneohtrix Point Never, Sharon Van Etten, and Angel Olson, among others.

Program Notes

Set against the 1950’s “golden age” of American male supremacy, an introverted young photographer (Tye Sheridan) joins a renowned lobotomist (Jeff Goldblum) on a tour to promote the doctor’s recently-debunked procedure. As he increasingly identifies with the asylum’s patients, he becomes enamored with a rebellious young woman (Hannah Gross) and lost in the burgeoning New Age movement of the west. Also starring Denis Lavant and Udo Kier.


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