'Under the Silver Lake' Released Bumped, Yet Again, to April 2019



The Initial release for David Robert Mitchell's "Under the Silver Lake" was supposed to be this summer (June 22nd), but A24 cut the chord and set it for release this coming December 7th. Now it looks like that release date will not even happen. In fact,'Silver Lake' has been bumped to next year. 

I initially thought that maybe they wanted to make more rounds at more film festivals before releasing the damn thing. The goal with a film such as this one is to build up a large cult following, and, make no mistake about it, there will be people that'll respond to Mitchell's film. I do wonder if this release date change means they're making additional cuts to the film, which clocked in at 139 minutes during its Cannes premiere.

After a less than enthusiastic reception at Cannes, where it garnered love/hate reactions, the movie's buzz has diminished over these last few months as more critics have seen it. I haven't written anything about the film, just yet, but it's a shapeless L.A. noir that wants to be like"The Big Lebowski" and "The Long Goodbye," maybe it'll become a cult hit, who knows, but the film felt all-too-familiar to me.

Mitchell's intention with this film was for it to be a purposeful and confusing mental haze. However, The whole notion of a story revolving around a dream trip in L.A's weird hipster community is nothing new. 
The film's synopsis:

Sam (Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment’s swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal, and conspiracy in the City of Angels.


The movie is now set for release in April 2019.