HOLY LAND (2010)

Availability: Free streaming Vimeo and YouTube. Runtime: 59 minutes. Format: SD Digital.

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)