Matthew Barney’s REDOUBT, With Choreography By Eleanor Bauer, Sees U.S. Theatrical Premiere At Film Forum

Matthew Barney: REDOUBT trailer

(New York) – Film Forum is pleased to present the US theatrical premiere of REDOUBT beginning Wednesday, October 30, from the boundlessly fertile/febrile imagination of Matthew Barney, creator of the epic CREMASTER cycle.

In REDOUBT, the myth of Diana and Actaeon unfolds in Idaho’s majestic Sawtooth Mountains, with Diana played by real-life sharpshooter Anette Wachter. She’s accompanied by two nymphs on a wolf hunt (one, Eleanor Bauer, choreographed the film’s gravity-defying movements); Barney is the Engraver/Forest Ranger – stealthily etching their movements onto copper plates.

Wordless physical action, choreography and spectacular cinematography create a dreamlike logic. The title REDOUBT can refer to both a provisional military fortification, and a defensive, isolated psychological position – both evoked by the film’s setting in a vast Idaho wilderness.

Matthew Barney, Redoubt, 2018 Production Still, Photo 1 by Hugo Glendinning

Matthew Barney, Redoubt, 2018, Production Still (Photo by Hugo Glendinning)

REDOUBT premiered in March of this year along with a companion gallery show at Yale University Art Gallery and is currently on view at UCCA Beijing. Matthew Barney’s show, Embrasure, runs concurrently with the movie, from October 26 – December 21 at Gladstone 64 (130 E. 64th Street, NYC).

REDOUBT will have a two-week engagement, Wednesday, October 30 – Tuesday, November 12, at Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street (West of 6th Avenue), with screenings daily at 1:00, 3:50, 6:50 & 9:30. Presented with support from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Fund.

Matthew Barney, Redoubt, 2018 Production Still, Photo by Laura Nespola

Matthew Barney, Redoubt, 2018, Production Still (Photo by Laura Nespola)

“Critic’s Pick. Mr. Barney’s most engrossing film in over a decade…he now seems especially eager to embrace collaboration and improvisation, notably via dance, a fascinating addition to his cinematic technique…the most emancipated work of his career…Speaks directly to contemporary American themes: the place of the gun, the fate of the environment and the fantasies and paranoias of those who turn their back on constitutional government and American society.”
– Jason Farago, The New York Times

“A visual equivalent of a tone poem. The visual narrative of REDOUBT has a graceful fluidity, enhanced by an aurally mesmerizing score by Jonathan Bepler… Recalls the laconic, enigmatic dreaminess of Terrence Malick. Barney’s work is a synthesis of creative intelligences, his and his collaborators.”
– Clayton Press, Forbes

Matthew Barney, Redoubt, 2018 Production Still, Photo 2 by Hugo Glendinning

Matthew Barney, Redoubt, 2018, Production Still (Photo by Hugo Glendinning)

REDOUBT (2019, 134 minutes) Written and directed by Matthew Barney. Produced by Barney, Sadie Coles & Barbara Gladstone. Director of Photography: Peter Strietmann. Music Composed by Jonathan Bepler. Edited by Katharine McQuerrey. Producer: Mike Bellon. Production Design: Kanoa Baysa. Art Direction: Jade Archuleta-Gans. Associate Producer: Mamie Tinkler.

With performances by Anette Wachter, Eleanor Bauer, Laura Stokes, K.J. Holmes, Barney & Sandra Lamouche. Choreography by Eleanor Bauer. USA. A Grasshopper Film release.

Press Release Via: Film Forum

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