Gothenburg International Film Festival
Todd Haynes hails Earthlings as a "convergence of class and race and sex"
Gothenburg, Sweden - Gothenburg International Film Festival announces the World Premiere of “Earthlings”, from US-based filmmaker Steven Doughton, at the 2023 International Competition. The film is an examination of class, family, duty and addiction in the United States and follows a group of characters as their evening descends into darkness.
The film will screen on February 2, 2023 at the (Bio Roy) at (20.00). February 3, 2023 at the (Biopalatset) at (20.45).February 4, 2023 at the (Göta) at (13.30).
The film follows the story of two Mexican day laborers who are invited to their employer's dinner party, leading to a clash of cultures and beliefs. The film features a talented cast including Luis Chávez, Kelvin Han Yee, Daniel Edward Mora, Tina Holmes, and James LeGros. The film is produced by Jacqueline Gault and Doughton, and has been praised by Executive Producer Todd Haynes for its exploration of "the simplest of American ideas and the most complex”.
"I've always been drawn to dialogue-rich movies, in which dramatic shifts in plot or character can hinge on a single thread of conversation," said Doughton. "In 'Earthlings,' the audience should discover (as the characters themselves do) that these five people have secrets and depths they rarely share with anyone."
Steven Doughton is a writer and director from Portland, Oregon. His films have played at Viennale, MoMA and Anthology Film Archives, and he has directed music videos for Aphex Twin and Stephen Malkmus. His films are part of the permanent collection at MoMA in New York.
Earthlings will be available in American and Spanish with English subtitles. International sales will be announced at a later date. For more information and to view the film’s trailer, visit the film's website at http://earthlingsthemovie.com/.
About the Gothenburg International Film Festival
The Gothenburg International Film Festival is one of the leading film festivals in Scandinavia, showcasing a wide range of international and Scandinavian films. The festival takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is known for its strong focus on new talents and innovative works.