When Life Throws You a Curve...
A man and a duck search for the means to live, and some meaning in life, in Los Angeles 2009.
Written and directed by Nic Bettauer, "DUCK" stars Philip Baker Hall as a retired widower in a dystopian Los Angeles where social services have gone the way of social graces, and another Bush occupies the White House. Forced from his home with only a duck named JOE to accompany him, Hall's character ARTHUR embarks on a quest for purpose and community across the urban desert of Los Angeles. Interacting with a host of strangers - some helpful, some harmful, some heroic - Arthur learns that saving the life of this duck may have led to the salvation of his own. In a duck who believes him to be its mother, an old man discovers the will to live on.
Succeeding its theatrical release in Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia, via Landmark and AMC Cinemas, DUCK will premiere exclusively February '08 via Warner Bros. Video On-Demand. The DVD will be released June '08 by Westlake Entertainment via all the usual suspects. Westlake Entertainment will sell all foreign rights this AFM '07, and beyond...
Featuring an illustrious array of actors, Philip Baker Hall (The Matador, The Insider, Hard Eight, Magnolia, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Contender), Bill Cobbs (The Color of Money, Bird, Dominick and Eugene, Retirement, A Mighty Wind, Sunshine State), Amy Hill (Cat in the Hat, 50 First Dates, Herbie: Fully Loaded), Bill Brochtrup (NYPD Blue, Ravenous, Public Morals), French Stewart (3rd Rock from the Sun, Love Stinks, Clockstoppers), Larry Cedar (Ant Bully, Deadwood, Constantine), Noel Gugliemi (Training Day, The Fast and the Furious, Bruce Almighty), Starletta DuPois (The Black Man's Guide to Understanding Black Women, The Notebook, Waiting to Exhale) and of course Duck #30 (Aflac, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events), "DUCK" takes you on a funny/sad journey of hope and survival into L.A.'s as-of-yet avertable future.
Look out for the novella and also the soundtrack, featuring original music by Alan Lazar and songs by Eels, Leonard Cohen, and David Byrne.
Think Outside The Flock