The Film Society of LINCOLN Center announced its lineup for the 15th edition of Film Comment magazine’s essential, eclectic festival, taking place February 20 – March 5, 2015. Among those films selected to play is Riley Stearns and Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s new film Faults.
Film Comment Selects series tickets will go on sale Tuesday, February 10. A pre-sale to Film Society members will begin Friday, February 6. Below is the film’s description and time/date it will debut at the fest.
Riley Stearns, USA, 2014, DCP, 89m
Ansel Roth is at the end of his rope. Once a prominent authority on mind control and cult organizations, he’s now broke and alone, resorted to doing lame, sparsely attended seminars and book signings at crappy hotels. On the edge of suicide he is approached with a new assignment: to help “save” a distraught couple’s 28-year-old daughter Claire from the mysterious titular religious cult. He reluctantly accepts, and as the five-day deprogramming mission is carried out, events become increasingly messy and bizarre, with Ansel’s outside troubles also paying an inopportune visit. This contained film-mostly taking place within the walls of a motel room-is guided by the dynamite lead performances of Leland Orser as Ansel and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Claire, and a strikingly clever script (written by first-time feature director Riley Stearns) that is as funny and dark as it is surprising. A Screen Media Films release.
Monday, February 23, 8:30pm
Congrats, Mary and Riley!