Chained for Life


The Main 5 Wed, Apr 10, 2019 7:10 PM
The Main 5 Thu, Apr 11, 2019 7:05 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Programs:New American Visions
Comedy Drama
Dark Comedy
Release Year:2018
Runtime:91 min
Festivals & Awards:New Orleans Film Festival - Jury Award Winner: Best Narrative Feature
New Hampshire Film Festival - Jury Award Winner: Best Narrative Feature
Knox Film Festival - Jury Award Winner: Best Narrative Feature
Website:Official Website
Director:Aaron Schimberg
Executive Producer:Adam Regelmann
Nathan Slott
Jess Weixler
Producer:Vanessa McDonnell
Daniel Patrick Carbone
Matthew Petock
Dan Schoenbrun
Zachary Shedd
Cinematographer:Adam J. Minnick
Screenwriter:Aaron Schimberg
Editor:Sofi Marshall
Composer:C. Spencer Yeh
Principal Cast:Jess Weixler
Adam Pearson
Charlie Korsmo
Sari Lennick
Stephen Plunkett


Director Aaron Schimberg Attending!

Aaron Schimberg's latest film, Chained For Life, features an unlikely pair of dreamers on the set of a movie shoot. Cast in a European director's English-language debut, a young actress named Mabel (Jess Weixler) finds herself disconnected from her other co-stars–except for Rosenthal (Adam Pearson), a charming fellow actor with a facial deformity. While the film doesn't clearly state whether Mabel's attraction toward Rosenthal is out of genuine interest, pity, or both, Rosenthal himself is a genial young man whose offbeat humor injects a refreshing energy onto the set. As the story unfolds, we are asked to examine, and in some cases, question, the way physical disabilities are presented on screen. Diving into the realms of black comedy, satire, and noir, Chained For Life keeps audiences guessing as to its true message, with the film set itself serving as a playground of possibility and, as luck would have it, danger.

Director Biography

Aaron Schimberg

Aaron Schimberg is a multi-talented filmmaker serving as a composer, director, writer and sound designer on multiple projects. Prior to Chained for Life, he made Go Down Death (13).


"[A] fine film about how disability is misappropriated" - The Village Voice