TRONA

64 Minutes

A young businessman, disillusioned with his life and bored by his surroundings, mysteriously finds himself in the desert. After making his way back to civilization, the man is faced with a choice between the desolate desert or the desolate city. Trona draws inspiration from the landscape and the people of the Mojave Desert. Junkyards, motel rooms, dilapidated structures and abandoned landscapes are all characters in their own right, playing opposite the quiet, mustached protagonist.

Starring David Nordstrom, Lee Lynch and Libby Hux
Written and Directed by David Fenster

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PRESS


VARIETY Robert Koehler
“Defiantly minimalist, David Fenster’s TRONA marks a striking feature debut by a filmmaker with a taste for moribund humor and the ironies of the American Dream.”

CINEMATICAL Karina Longworth
“…expansive in scale and complex in content, it’s an almost-silent film full of gorgeous, tightly composed set pieces, and buttered with an seemingly endless supply of great visual jokes.”

LA WEEKLY Scott Foundas
“…an evocation of the desolate road poetry remembered from the best films of Wim Wenders and Jim Jarmusch. Fenster seems to say that you can feel as alone in the city as you can in the desert, and he has a pretty original way of saying it.”


SCREENING HISTORY


MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL
VIENNA FILM FESTIVAL (VIENNALE)
BUENOS AIRES FILM FESTIVAL
FLANDERS FILM FESTIVAL
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