Drafthouse Goes Absurd

Dive into the absurd with the Drafthouse’s Wrong and Rubber double feature

Dive into the absurd with the Wrong & Rubber double featur

Drafthouse Films can’t wait to premiere its latest feature, Quentin Dupieux’s Wrong, on March 29. They’re so antsy to debut the new film that they want to host a double feature at the Alamo Drafthouse Village of Dupieux’s newest film following a screening of his cult genre hit Rubber.

The French director’s name burst onto the independent scene with the release of Rubber in 2010, a film that blew the minds of many film fans as they watched on-screen characters have their own minds blown in a more literal sense. Fans of the film applauded Dupieux’s mix of schlocky, B-movie horror with the highbrow concepts of absurdist fiction and creating a work around the concept of “no reason.”

Dupieux’s newest project, Wrong, aims to continue his penchant for surreal journeys. Starring Jack Plotnick of Reno 911 as Dolph, a man who suddenly loses his best friend and dog, the film guides viewers on a spiritual and metaphysical journey as the hero crosses paths with a colorful cast of characters during a quest to reconnect with his lost love.

Other featured stars include Alexis Dziena from HBO’s Entourage as a promiscuous pizza delivery girl, Steve Little of Eastbound and Down as a pet detective, and William Fichtner as a pony-tailed guru who imparts cosmic knowledge on how to connect with Dolph’s kidnapped pet on another plane of reality.

The Sunday double feature will likely leave viewers with plenty of questions, and thankfully the Drafthouse will have director/electronic musician Dupieux on hand for a live Q&A to answer queries on film art, surrealism and murderous tires. It’s a rare public appearance by the director, but worthwhile if you can still grab a ticket.

The inclusion of Wrong within Drafthouse Films fits well among its previous titles, many from foreign filmmakers pushing the boundaries of international cinema. Drafthouse Films knows how to keep its finger on the pulse of independent, art house-friendly and eventual award-winning films from some of the freshest voices in filmmaking.

Wrong will still make its debut at Alamo Drafthouse locations in Austin and in theaters across the country on March 29. Wrong is also already digitally available on iTunes and video on demand.

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Jack Plotnick in Quentin Depieux's film Wrong Courtesy of Drafthouse Films
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Director Quentin Dupieux on the set of his 2010 film Rubber. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures
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One-sheet for Wrong
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