Tribeca Film Festival 2021
Tunde Adebimpe, Chris Gartin, Vincent Kartheiser, Chelsea Lopez, Rainey Qualley, Bob Stephenson, Breeda Wool
Georg Kallert, Charlie Prince, Rob Schroeder
Join us on August 6 at 9:10pm EDT for a live Q&A with Director Rob Schroeder, Writer Conor Stechschulte and Actors Chelsea Lopez, Breeda Wool and Bob Stephenson
“After his car breaks down, Glen (Vincent Kartheiser, MAD MEN) spends one hell of an odd night with a married couple, setting into motion a chain of events that alter their lives plus those of several random strangers.” That’s the official synopsis of Rob Schroeder’s ingenious ULTRASOUND and we’d prefer not to reveal anything further about its story lest we spoil the film’s endlessly twisty surprises, just know that it’s one of the most engrossing and unexpected genre creations you’ll encounter this year.
Brilliantly constructed and meticulously detailed, ULTRASOUND gradually destabilizes the viewer’s processing of the reality it presents, with a control that is as uncommon as it is remarkable. It couldn’t be timelier, for a multitude of reasons best left to your discovery. Textured with all kinds of clever subtleties, the film plays with its audience in revealing its mysteries, always keeping several steps ahead. Conor Stechschulte’s screenplay, adapted from his acclaimed graphic novel Generous Bosom, is an absolute marvel of storytelling sleight-of-hand. Schroeder’s imaginative direction brings it to life with spellcasting calculation. His is one of the most assured debuts that we’ve seen in some time, announcing him as a major new talent to follow. Co-starring Breeda Wool (MR. MERCEDES), Chelsea Lopez (ARE WE NOT CATS), Tunde Adebimpe (SHE DIES TOMORROW), Rainey Qualley (OCEAN’S 8), Mark Burnham (LOWLIFE) and staple David Fincher performer Bob Stephenson (FIGHT CLUB, ZODIAC, SE7EN). You’ll be hooked from the opening minutes. – Mitch Davis