Presented by IFC Films | United States | Jan 8th, 2016 | 90 MINS | NR
A snowy New York City night, a beloved teacher, a shocking crime: this provocative drama pieces together the puzzle of a man’s life just before it changes forever. While on his way home one evening, Walter Zarrow (Sam Waterston), a popular Columbia University philosophy professor, is violently attacked on the street. Flash back one week, as actor-director Tim Blake Nelson traces the domino effect of events that led up to this seemingly senseless assault. Along the way, hidden connections between a seemingly disparate group of people—including a self-destructive student (Kristen Stewart), a hard-drinking suburban housewife (Gretchen Mol), and a desperate junkie (K. Todd Freeman)—emerge, forming a complex, engrossing mosaic of lost souls united by tragedy. The stellar ensemble cast includes Glenn Close and Michael K. Williams.
How awesome to finally have a release date. :)
May 16, 2015
IFC in talks to acquire rights to 'Anesthesia'
• Deadline: EXCLUSIVE: IFC is in talks to acquire Anesthesia, the Tim Blake Nelson-directed drama that stars Kristen Stewart, Glenn Close, Sam Waters, Nelson and Michael K. Williams. Scripted by Nelson, the drama is the intersection of characters after the violent mugging of a Columbia University prof. The film premiered at Tribeca, but the deal making is getting done here at Cannes. Nelson is producing with Julie Buck, Josh Hetzler, John Molli, Nelson and Christopher J. Scott. UTA is brokering the sale.