Dir. Shawn Snyder | 90 min
Narrative United States 2018 English
Wednesday, December 57:30 PM E Street Cinema
A Hasidic cantor (Géza Röhrig, Son of Saul) from upstate New York—distraught by the untimely death of his wife—struggles to find religious solace, while secretly obsessing over how her body will decay.
As a clandestine partnership develops with Albert (Matthew Broderick), a local community college biology professor, the two embark on a darkly comic and increasingly literal undertaking into the underworld.
Followed by a conversation with actor Géza Röhrig and filmmaker Shawn Snyder.
Co-presented by The Kossuth Foundation
Screening followed by a conversation with Géza Röhrig and Shawn Snyder.
Géza Röhrig is a Hungarian actor and poet. He is best known for his role in the 2015 film Son of Saul, which won the Grand Prix at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Shawn Snyder is the by-product of a Suburban South Florida upbringing. After receiving his BA in Religion from Harvard, he spent most of his twenties on the road as a gypsy singer/songwriter. The last few years have seen a return to Shawn’s deep-rooted passion for filmmaking, and he is continuing his education as a student at NYU’s Graduate Film Program. His pre-thesis film, FESTUS, won the 2015 CINE Golden Eagle Award for Best Student Drama and has been making rounds on the international festival circuit. His latest short, LULU, premiered at the 2015 Palm Springs International ShortsFest. And he’s recently received $100,000 in Production Funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to direct his first feature, TO DUST, co-written with frequent collaborator Jason Begue.
- Röhrig and Broderick work remarkably well in tandem throughout To Dust, with the former providing the sincerity and the latter bringing some levity. ― Slashfilm
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