Apr 08 - Apr 17, 2011
(Quentin Dupieux, France, 2010, 35mm, 85 min)
Additional screenings added by popular demand!
Since the word first broke online that Rubber was "the movie about the tire that kills people," this film has become infamous. Straddling art film and horror, Rubber has the most outrageous premise of any film this year (or ever!). Directed by Quentin Dupieux (the real name of legendary DJ Mr. Oizo, who scored the film with his trademark blend of Euro electro house beats), the movie combines deadpan humor with astute meta-commentary on genre, filmmaking and the cinematic experience.
Robert is a tire who is angry at the mistreatment of his brethren by humankind and determined to exact vengeance. Unfortunately for motorists and inhabitants of Arizona, this tire has come to life endowed with enough telekinetic power to explode human heads at a distance. Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival, Rubber is a smart and riotously funny treat for audiences in the US lucky enough to catch this limited release.
“Rubber's originality and winning humour combine to make it one of the guilty pleasures of Cannes 2010." —Screen
“One of the most powerful performances by an inanimate object in decades” —Farihah Zaman, Huffington Post
"An essay on storytelling and spectatorship within When-Inanimate-Objects-Attack schlock—one infused with the haunting aura and disillusionment of a post–Easy Rider road movie—Rubber is some kind of miracle." —Seattle Weekly
"Perhaps the greatest compliment you could pay writer/director Quentin Dupieux is that you have no idea what is going to happen at any given moment of Rubber. He has the audacity to perform a cinematic experiment that isn't just a rote reassembly of scenes we've all seen a million times before. Even as you're watching it, you know you're witnessing the debut of a remarkable young talent. One day—probably one day soon—you'll be using Rubber as a metric for comparison." —The Stranger