The trippy sci-fi festival favorite from an alternate 1983 lands a distribution partner.
Panos Cosmatos' Beyond the Black Rainbow, the only memorable film from this year's Tribeca Film Festival, has landed a distribution partner. And it is the right partner.
Our friends at Magnet Releasing, the sociopaths who brought us Rubber and Hobo With a Shotgun and Black Death and the upcoming Trollhunter, announced the deal the other day at the Cannes Film Festival. It was swallowed by the news of Lars von Trier being a douche but, much like the insidious nature of this otherworldly film, the message has still seeped out.
Beyond the Black Rainbow is an endurance test - an intensely slow movie, focused on eerie tone over plot. It bathes in the aesthetic of late '70s and early '80 science fiction, like a visit to EPCOT on some really bad LSD.
No timetable for VOD or theatrical release has been announced.
Below is the festival trailer. If this doesn't turn you on, then you and I really have nothing to say to one another.
Check out my review of Beyond the Black Rainbow from the Tribeca Film Festival.