Kristen Stewart continues to roll hard on the indie scene. This year alone, the actress has been shooting new films with Woody Allen and Olivier Assayas, while “Equals” landed on the festival circuit, “Clouds Of Sils Maria” made the arthouse rounds, and uh, “American Ultra” belly flopped at the multiplex. She’ll jump into 2016 with both feet via “Anesthesia.”
Also starring Sam Waterston, Tim Blake Nelson (who directs), Glenn Close, Corey Stoll, K. Todd Freeman, Gretchen Mol, Mickey Sumner, Jessica Hecht, Gloria Reuben and Michael K. Williams, the drama follows a number of individuals interacting with a philosophy professor. Here’s the official synopsis:
Set in New York City, Tim Blake Nelson’s thought-provoking drama is a meditation of city life that examines the inextricable and unforeseen forces that bring a group of disparate individuals together in a world where many people are alone and life remains unexamined.
Walter Zarrow is a well-loved Columbia University professor of philosophy. His son has just revealed daunting news that has made him realize its time to retire and concentrate on enjoying his golden years with his loving wife. What he doesn’t know is how much his “being” may touch those around him: a troubled student; a philandering husband, and a man fighting drug addiction.
“Anesthesia” opens in theaters and On Demand on January 8, 2016. Watch the trailer below.