1572 California Street
San Francisco, California

Astonishingly original new comedy-thriller from acclaimed French director Quentin Dupieux
Opens April 1, 2011 in Bay Area

Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre 1572 California Street, San Francisco (415) 267-4893
Tickets are $10.50 for general admission and $8.00 for seniors, students, and children
Showtimes (valid 4/1-7): Fri-Sat: 2:00, 4:30, 7:10, 9:15; Sun: 2:00, 4:30, 7:10; Mon-Thu: 5:55, 8:00

Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas 2230 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley (510) 464-5980
Tickets are $10.00 for general admission and $8.00 for seniors, students, and children
Showtimes daily (valid 4/1-7): 1:20, 3:30, 5:40, 7:45, 10:00

Advanced tickets will be available on 3/29: http://www.landmarktheatres.com/tickets and at theatre box offices.


RUBBER is the story of Robert, an inanimate tire that has been abandoned in the desert but suddenly and inexplicably comes to life. As Robert roams the bleak landscape, he discovers that he possesses terrifying telepathic powers that give him the ability to destroy anything he wishes without having to move. At first content to prey on small desert creatures and various discarded objects, his attention soon turns to humans, especially a beautiful and mysterious woman who crosses his path. Leaving a swath of destruction across the desert landscape, Robert becomes a chaotic force to be reckoned with, and truly a movie villain for the ages. Written and directed by legendary electro musician Quentin Dupieux (Steak, Nonfilm), aka Mr. Oizo, RUBBER is a smart, funny and wholly original tribute to the cinematic concept of “no reason.” Photographed in English in the California desert, utilizing a Canon digital camera, the film was selected for the Critic’s Week at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Original music by the filmmaker and Gaspard Augé. (France, 2010)

At the age of 12, Quentin Dupieux finds a camera and starts filming everything he sees. It soon becomes necessary for him to create music to go with his images and it is on that occasion that he makes up his ridiculous alias: Mr Oizio. He becomes immediately famous worldwide. Looking for ways to spend his money, he then decides to direct films and produces the absurd, short film Nonfilm (2001). In 2006, he directs Steak, his first feature film, in which his friends Eric and Ramzy played major roles. He also produced a CD of the soundtrack, written by himself, Sebastian Tellier and SebastiAn.

“Chock full 'o Scanners-style erupting craniums and mindfuckery galore… You've never, ever seen anything like it.” –Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle

“Roger Corman by way of Samuel Beckett - one of the smartest films of the year. An effortless watch—as funny and entertaining as they come.” –Jacob Hall, CHUD

“It examines the relationship between an audience, art and the artist, while also being about, yup, a tire that develops the ability to blow up people’s heads.” –Todd Gilchrist, Wall Street Journal Speakeasy Blog

“An incredibly original creation from a mind unafraid to move well beyond the traditional and into the realm of batshit crazy.” –Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects

The film’s running time is 85 minutes; it is not rated.

Official Website: http://www.rubberthemovie.com/

Added by landmark on March 29, 2011

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