Quid Pro Quo Movie Trailer

Quid Pro Quo

Magnolia Pictures has released the theatrical trailer for Quid Pro Quo, the new thriller from Carlos Brooks. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to good reviews. My friend Scott Weinberg at Cinematical wrote that it was “worth seeing for the two leads alone”, and described it as “a low-key cross between Garden State, The Waterdance and Cronenberg’s Crash“. Yeah, pretty weird combination. After watching the trailer I’m not quite sure if I’m interested or not. Actually, I’m quite confused and find myself wondering how someone would come up with such a story. Tell me what you think after the jump.

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You can also watch the trailer in High Definition on Apple.com.

Official Plot Synopsis: Isaac Knott (Nick Stahl) is a Public Radio reporter in New York City. When he was eight, his mother and father died in an automobile accident that left him in a wheelchair. On air, Isaac recounts how he recently received an anonymous tip from someone identified only as “Ancient Chinese Girl.” She tells him a perfectly able-bodied man walked into an emergency ward downtown, and attempted to bribe a doctor into amputating his leg. As Isaac investigates the eerie tip, he encounters Fiona (Vera Farmiga) who, through her own quandary, leads Isaac to a netherworld of people afflicted with a perverse desire to be disabled. Like a contemporary noir detective film, QUID PRO QUO follows Issac as he embarks on a dream-like journey to pull back the layers of what makes people feel whole. Through the lives of two people on a search for the truth, QUID PRO QUO explores the human psyche and asks disturbing questions about what it means to be injured, and what it means to be healed.

Quid Pro Quo
will hit theaters on June 13, 2008.

Sundance 2008 Photo Preview: Part 3 – Spectrum

Sundance 2008

The line-up for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival was announced earlier this week. I just got my hands on a boat load of photos from the films in this year’s festival. We actually have too many photos to feature in just one posting, so we have divided this feature into a few parts.

Our third segment in the series takes a look at the films in the Spectrum category. The list of films includes: Anvil! The True Story Of Anvil, The Black List, Kicking It, The Linguists, Made In America, Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden?, Young@Heart, August, Baghead, Birds of America, Blind Date, Bottle Shock, Chronic Town, Goliath, A Good Day To Be Black & Sexy, Love Comes Lately, Momma’s Man, Quid Pro Quo, and Red.

Also be sure to check out our Sundance 2008 Photo Previews for the Premieres and U.S. Dramatic Competition.

Check out the photos after the jump. Click on the images to enlarge.

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