FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
7:20pm • STAGE DOOR

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(Dir. Daniel Martinico)
2016 / USA / 79min / Narrative Feature

In a quiet place, two couples engage in a ritualistic search for enlightenment.

“Stylized and wonderfully acted, Excursions provides us with a confident filmmaking style, a rigid internal logic and mesmerizing performances — all of which serve to take us through a transformative experience equal to those of the characters.”
— Adrian Cruz, Lebanon Daily Record

Synopsis

In the hopes of revitalizing their marriage, a husband and wife retreat to a remote cabin getaway with some longtime friends. Their pleasant interaction quickly assumes a relentless intensity as they push one another, mentally and physically, towards transcendence. This shortcut to enlightenment, however, has unexpected consequences.

Filmmaker bio

Daniel Martinico’s first feature OK, Good premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival, had its international premiere at the Sydney Film Festival, and went on to screen widely on the festival circuit. The film was awarded the Prix du Jury at Mauvais Genre in Tours, and was acquired for distribution by Slamdance Studios in partnership with Cinedigm. Martinico’s previous appropriation-based short video works have exhibited in galleries, festivals, and museums internationally. A graduate of Bard College and UC San Diego, he lives in Los Angeles.