Friday, June 22 - Thursday, July 26, 2018

Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American Frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). As Samuel traverses the Wild West with a drunkard named Parson Henry (David Zellner) and a miniature horse called Butterscotch, their once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.

A loving reinvention of the western genre from the Zellner brothers (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter), DAMSEL showcases their trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humor, and unique brand of humanism.

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival 2018

“DELIGHTFUL. Mia Wasikowska can do no wrong.” – David Edelstein, New York Magazine

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 113 minutes
  • Director David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
  • Writer David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
  • Editor Melba Robichaux
  • Cinematographer Adam Stone
  • Cast Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner

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