MoMA PS1 closed 08/26 - 08/28/10

Shot on 16mm with a miniscule budget over a span of two years, Ronald Bronstein’s arrestingly bleak Frownland focuses on one Keith Sontag, a stuttering, balding outer-borough schlub (played with uncomfortable veracity by Dore Mann) who scrapes together a life hawking coupon packages door-to-door for a shady organization claiming to be a multiple sclerosis charity. Chronically inarticulate, constantly shifting his weight from side to side, Sontag is a sweating mass of post-traumatic social ineptitude, repeatedly rejected by even tho... Read more