2230 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, California 94704

Writer/director Todd Solondz will appear in person on Saturday, July 21 at Shattuck Cinemas for a Q&A after the 5:40pm show and to introduce the 7:50pm show.

DARK HORSE tells the story of a thirty-something year-old guy with arrested development who falls for a thirty-something year-old girl with the same problem. When he tries to move out of his junior high school bedroom, tragedy ensues.

Written and directed by Todd Solondz (Welcome to the Dollhouse, Happiness, Life During Wartime), DARK HORSE stars Justin Bartha (The Hangover, The Hangover Part II) as Richard, Selma Blair (Cruel Intentions, Hellboy) as Miranda, Mia Farrow (Rosemary's Baby, The Great Gatsby) as Phyllis, Jordan Gelber ("Boardwalk Empire", The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3) as Abe Wertheimer, Donna Murphy (Tangled, The Nanny Diaries) as Marie, Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter, Catch Me if You Can) as Jackie, Zachary Booth (The Blue Eyes, Taking Woodstock) as Justin, and Aasif Mandvi (The Last Airbender, “The Daily Show”) as Mahmoud. The film was produced by Ted Hope and Derrick Tseng, with Nick Quested as executive producer.

Since Welcome to the Dollhouse premiered at the 1995 Toronto Film Festival, Todd Solondz has patiently carved out a place for himself as a singular figure in American cinema. His highly personal, often controversial films have riveted, touched and sometimes scandalized audiences and critics with their finely wrought portraits of seemingly ordinary families whose long hidden or thwarted desires change the face of their worlds. With his latest film, DARK HORSE, Solondz has created a gentler, but no less astute look at lost souls yearning for connection in a world that has little room for them. DARK HORSE had its premiere in competition at the 2011 Venice Film Festival.

"Brutally Funny" - Sam Adams, Philadelphia City Paper

"No one stages a bad party like director Todd Solondz... crisp, tart and purposeful." - Xan Brooks, The Guardian

"Solondz' most endearing film, his gentlest triumph." - Richard Corliss, Time Magazine
"A comedy that cuts deep... Christopher Walken appears at his dead-eyed, deadpan comedy best..." - Collider.com

For tickets and showtimes: http://www.landmarktheatres.com/tickets

Official film website: http://www.darkhorsemovie.com/


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