SIGN UP

Creating an account with Tribecafilm.com gives you access to more features and services, like our weekly newsletter and other special features just for the film community.

SIGN UP
Mic
SPOTLIGHT

THE DRIFTLESS AREA

Directed by Zachary Sluser
FEATURE NARRATIVE 95 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE THE DRIFTLESS AREA
“No one knows if Pierre fell for the wrong girl or was just unlucky in love.” Based on the novel of the same title by Tom Drury, Zachary Sluser’s neo-noir, metaphysical romance centers on a budding love affair that causes a ripple effect in a quiet town. After his parents’ death, an affable bartender, Pierre Hunter (Anton Yelchin), returns to his childhood home where he falls for the enigmatic Stella (Zooey Deschanel), a stunning woman with an elusive past. Pierre finds himself pulled into a cat-and-mouse game with an incompetent yet destructive criminal (John Hawkes). Braced with a duffel bag full of cash and unyielding optimism, an unveiling mystery sets Pierre down a path that will determine all of their fates.

Sluser’s debut feature beautifully encapsulates how even the most fleeting encounters can alter the course of our lives. Also featuring Alia Shawkat, Frank Langella, Aubrey Plaza, and Ciarán Hinds.

—Genna Terranova
Drama
About the Director(s)
Zachary Sluser was born in Montreal, and raised in Iowa. His short films have been featured in film festivals throughout the world including: International Film Festival Rotterdam and Woodstock Film Festival. The Driftless Area is his first feature-length film.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight
  • Year:
    2015
  • Length:
    95 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Zachary Sluser
  • Screenwriter:
    Tom Drury, Zachary Sluser
  • Producer:
    Keith Kjarval, Aaron Gilbert
  • Editor:
    Tom Cross, Sam Bauer
  • Cinematographer:
    Daniel Voldheim
  • Executive Producer:
    Margot Hand, David Guy Levy, Ron McLeod, John Raymonds, Nicole Romano, Ben Ruffman, Paul Ruffman, Steven Thibault
  • Cast:
    Anton Yelchin, Zooey Deschanel, John Hawkes, Alia Shawkat, Frank Langella, Aubrey Plaza, Ciarán Hinds

Contacts
  • Print Source
    Honey Shakur
    Unified Pictures
    Northridge, 91324
    Phone: 818 576 1006
    honey@unifiedpictures.com
  • Press Contact
    Shannon Treusch
    Falco Ink
    New York, NY 10033
    Phone: 212 445 7100
    shannontreusch@falcoink.com
  • International Sales Contact
    Mimi Steinbauer
    Radiant Films International
    Los Angeles, 90028
    Phone: 310 601 2726
    mike@radiant-films.com
  • US Sales Contact
    Nick Ogiony
    Creative Artists Agency
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
    Phone: 424 288 2000
    filmsales@caa.com

RUSH SALES POLICY

When tickets for a screening or event are no longer available, they will be listed as RUSH. The Rush system functions as a stand-by line that will form at the venue approximately 45 minutes prior to scheduled start time. Admittance is based on availability and will begin 15 minutes prior to program start time. Rush Tickets are the same price as advance tickets payable upon entry. There is a limit of one Rush Ticket per person.