MAY 1: LAND HO!
Directors: Aaron Katz, Martha Stephens
ICELAND/USA, 2014 English 96 minutes
Principal Cast: Paul Eenhoorn, Earl Lynn Nelson, Karrie Crouse
This film did not arrive in time for our April 4 show, but we have it now. Please note that this showing is on FRIDAY... a bit of a departure from regular Cinema CNC season screeings.
Showtimes are still 7 + 9:30, and the film is in 1-306 at CNC.
Land Ho! follows the bawdily comedic escapades of aged ex-brothers-in-law Colin and Mitch as they set off across Iceland’s first-class cities, grand coastlines and hauntingly primordial countryside with the intent of “getting their grooves back.”
Disenchanted with life after a forced retirement, former oculoplastic surgeon Mitch shows up on the recently divorced Colin’s doorstep with two tickets for an all-expenses-paid trip to the Land of the
Midnight Sun. Mitch has planned a busy itinerary — luxury hotels, indulgent spas, picturesque hiking, renowned restaurants and trendy nightclubs — all in the interests of helping him and his long-time pal escape the monotony of their everyday lives back home in America. The off-beat pairing of the brash, unruly
Mitch and the forlorn, mild-mannered Colin soon proves to be a perfect storm of trouble as they mull over art, baffle over molecular gastronomy, and skip from lighthouses to lighting up.Collaborating for the first time, writer-directors Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz further establish themselves as leading lights of contemporary American independent filmmaking. With Land Ho!, they’ve created a light, lively throw- back to those 1980s road comedies we all loved while touching movingly on themes of aging, loneliness and friendship.