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Sasquatch Sunset

Directed by David Zellner and Nathan Zellner
Produced by Jesse Eisenberg, Lars Knudsen, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, George Rush, Tyler Campellone, and David Harrari
Written by David Zellner
With: Jesse Eisenberg, Riley Keough, Christophe Zajac-Denek, and Nathan Zellner
Cinematography: Mike Gioulakis
Editing: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, and Daniel Tarr
Music: The Octopus Project
Runtime: 89 min
Release Date: 19 April 2024
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Color: Color
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If the 1981 Ringo Starr vehicle Caveman were directed by David Attenborough rather than Carl Gottlieb, it would look a lot like Sasquatch Sunset. The latest from the Austin-based directing duo, the Zellner Brothers, follows a year in the life of a family of BigFoots. The narrative is basically Quest For Fire crossed with Sometimes a Great Notion by way of The Star Wars Holiday Special. I'm not sure it fully earns its 90-minute runtime, but stars Jessie Eisenberg, Riley Keoho, Christophe Zajac-Denek, and co-director Nathan Zellner take their performances seriously, which are approached with equal parts authenticity and absurdism.