HOLY LAND (2010)
Eschewing the comic underpinnings of his previous work, Kentucker Audley's Holy Land veers into experimental territory pointing at a new darkness and subtle nihilism while following the exploits of an antagonistic young Memphis musician turned novelist. The film is notable for its complete absence of plot, a dedication to stasis, and a subversive structure.
Praise for the film:
- “Intelligent and emotionally jolting… offers a remarkably full and novelistic sense of lives being lived, of a world and a worldview.” Richard Brody, The New Yorker
- “One of the Best Undistributed Films of 2010.” Nick Dawson, author of “Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel”
- "In Kentucker Audley's tectonic, astonishing second feature people show up and dissolve like they're being swallowed into the land, itself always shifting." Craig Keller, Masters of Cinema
- “An incredibly striking picture, as bold and assured as Team Picture was pleasantly ambling.” David Lowery, filmmaker (Ain't Them Bodies Saints)