We live in an era of sequels and franchises, but even we have to admit that we never expectedJoe Swanberg‘s little 2011 indie flick, “Uncle Kent,” would ever get a followup. While it has, don’t expect anything straightforward from director Todd Rohal (“The Catechism Cataclysm,” “The Guatamelan Handshake“), who takes the reins from Swanberg and leads the narrative into wild, unexpected places.
Kent Osborne returns from the first film, playing himself, as he pitches Swanberg on an idea for a sequel for “Uncle Kent.” The director turns it down and Osborne soon tumbles into a surreal journey of his own mad mind. In this exclusive clip, a doctor, played by Steve Little, tries to help with his own curious, hilarious examination. And if you like this scene, check out Eric Kohn’s review at Indiewire, where he calls it “a defiantly unconventional crowdpleaser.”
Check the schedule — “Uncle Kent 2” has two more screenings at SXSW, and watch the clip below.