Writer-director Charlie McDowell returns to Sundance this year with a thriller about a scientist (played by Robert Redford) who uncovers scientific proof that there is indeed an afterlife. His son is portrayed by Jason Segel, who's not too sure about his father's "discovery", and Rooney Mara plays a mystery woman who has her own reasons for wanting to find out more about the afterlife. Written by
Barry Brown, Park City, UT
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Director Charlie McDowel cites "The Master" (2012) as an inspiration for many of the visual shots in this film. See more
Will rules out the possibility of the image retrieved from a corpse being a memory of the deceased person, on the grounds that it does not match the events that took place in real life. Science has discovered, however, that memory is in fact not an accurate record of what one perceives but rather a distorted and malleable one, and Will, being a neurologist, must have been aware of this. See more
Dr. Harber, before we're live, I just wanted to say thank you for choosing me.
[warming up his voice
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
The rich history you have with other journalists...
I chose you precisely because we don't have a history. Now, don't fuck it up.
A Fancy Place to Cry
Written by Billy Hayes
Performed by Patsy Maples
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