Updates on Buster’s Mal Heart

A troubled man (Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek) on the run recalls the mysterious events that brought him to his present fugitive state, in the enigmatic, elliptical and moving second feature from director Sarah Adina Smith (Midnight Swim).

An eccentric mountain man is on the run from the authorities, surviving the winter by breaking into empty vacation homes in a remote community. Regularly calling into radio talk shows — where he has acquired the nickname “Buster” — to rant about the impending dangers of Y2K, he is haunted by visions of being lost at sea, and memories of his former life as a family man.

Buster (Rami Malek) was once Jonah, a hard-working husband and father whose job as the night-shift concierge at a hotel took its toll on his mood and, consequently, his marriage to the sensitive and long-suffering Marty (Kate Lyn Sheil) — until a chance encounter with a conspiracy-obsessed drifter (DJ Qualls) changed the course of their lives forever. As the sad and solitary present-day Buster drifts from house to house and eludes the local sheriff at every turn, we gradually piece together the events that fractured his life and left him alone on top of a snowy mountain, or perhaps in a small rowboat in the middle of a vast ocean — or both.

Following the found-footage genre twister The Midnight Swim, Sarah Adina Smith’s second feature puts her on another level as a writer and director. Beautiful, enigmatic and elliptical, Buster’s Mal Heart also features a powerful performance from Malek as the silent, broken protagonist. Taking his first big-screen leading role after his starring turn in the hit TV series Mr. Robot, Malek proves here that he’s more than capable of carrying the weight of a feature film.

Showing at TIFF: Sun Sep 11, Mon Sep 12, Thu Sep 15, Fri, Sep 16

anexperimentallife  asked:

I just read that Deacon fic, and holy fuck, you have chops! Like, I'm still sitting here shaking my head at how well it pulled me in and kept me there.

Originally posted by plumkat

I know you sent this like a week ago but I kinda just wanted to keep it in my inbox so I could pop in, give it a read every now and then, and smile. I’m thrilled you enjoyed Jonah and the Whale from the 2016 FOBB! It was a labor of love, and a great experience. I’d never written anything longer than 2k before, so I’m relieved this longer piece flowed well enough to keep you interested.

Thank you for taking the time to send me this message, it’s so kind of you, and I really appreciate it!

anonymous asked:

Hey Jonah! I hope you're doing well in Japan. I was wondering: Have you come across any culture shocks that you feel comfortable sharing since you've been in Japan?

I get stared at alot. Unabashedly. I stare back too but some people keep on staring. Probably just cause I look different. Culture shocks not too many. It’s pretty western here actually!

eveariel  asked:

Hey !!!! It's me, Jonah from forever ago. Not sure if you remember me or not. I'm sorry u have to go through this! but I believe in you. ♥ u can do it ! ♥ anyway, miss u feel better pal bye ♥