Acidman

Spotlight Narrative

World Premiere

FEATURE | United States | 87 MINUTES | English | (No Subtitles) subtitles

ACIDMAN

Drama, Science Fiction

Maggie (Dianna Agron) arrives at a small, run-down house in the middle of nowhere to find it defaced by big orange letters reading ACIDMAN and learns that this is the locals' nickname for her reclusive father (Thomas Haden Church). After a decade apart, Maggie's offhand explanation for her visit is that she just wanted to check in on him, but this doesn't ring true considering how difficult he was to find. The two awkwardly want to get to know one another (Dad seems more comfortable talking through his dog Migo, or through Bobby, Maggie's childhood sock puppet friend), but are at the same time scared about what increasing familiarity will bring.

After Dad reluctantly brings her on one of his nighttime outings, Maggie realizes that his obsession with UFOs and communicating with extraterrestrial beings has only intensified over the years. She struggles to understand him, his single-mindedness and deteriorating mental health, all the while with her own life-changing news to share. Letting their relationship ebb and flow through anger, silly jokes, tender gestures, and sadness, director Alex Lehmann leads the film in a beautiful meditation on the cyclical nature of parenthood and the longing for connection.--Frederic Boyer

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Alex Lehmann

A narrative and documentary filmmaker, Alex Lehmann's films include Netflix's dramatic comedies Paddleton and Blue Jay, as well as the upcoming Meet Cute starring Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson.  His HBO docu-series, On Tour with Asperger's Are Us is an extrapolation of his original feature doc Asperger's Are Us.

Director
Alex Lehmann
Producer
Liz Cardenas, Alex Lehmann, Dianna Agron, Christian Agypt
Screenwriter
Alex Lehmann, Chris Dowling
Cinematographer
John Matysiak
Editor
Courtney Ware
Composer
Christopher French
Cast
Thomas Haden Church, Dianna Agron, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris

CONTACTS

International Sales Contact
Liz Cardenas
Ten to the Six Pictures
Dallas, TX 75236
Phone: 817-312-3456
lizcfilm@gmail.com
Print Source
Liz Cardenas
Ten to the Six Pictures
Dallas, TX 75236
Phone: 817-312-3456
lizcfilm@gmail.com
US Sales Contact
Jessica Lacy
ICM Partners
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310 550 4316
Jessica.Lacy@icmpartners.com
Press Contact
Scott Feinstein
42West
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212 277 7555
Scott.Feinstein@42west.net