Oscilloscope Laboratories has revealed the first-look trailer for Stanleyville. The quirky, dark feature debut from writer/director Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, that has won festival accolades across the globe, begins its theatrical rollout in New York on April 22.
One fine day, prim and proper Maria (Wuest) decides to unceremoniously walk away from her boring job, her inept husband, and her obnoxious daughter. Moments after doing so, she’s invited to participate in a bizarre and—as it turns out—potentially very dangerous sweepstakes contest, the rules of which are seemingly unknown to even its organizers, competing with a collection of idiosyncratic characters for the chance to win true enlightenment… and one slightly used habanero-orange compact sport utility vehicle. Dark as night and deadpan hilarious, with every fresh escalation progressing according to a warped logic that makes perfect (non)sense.
Watch the trailer in the player below:
Beginning Friday, April 22, Stanleyville opens for a one-week exclusive New York theatrical engagement at Metrograph, with additional rollout planned after. The pitch black comedy stars Susanne Wuest (Goodnight Mommy), Cara Ricketts (FOX’s The Resident), Christian Serritiello, George Tchortov (Amazon’s The Expanse), Adam Brown (Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy), and genre legend Julian Richings (Cube).