MDFF presents Jake Mahaffy's WELLNESS
On Tuesday August 19th, 9pm at Double Double Land, MDFF will present a screening of Jake Mahaffy's WELLNESS. Admission is PWYC.
WELLNESS is an independent feature about a man trying to succeed in a business that doesn't exist.
- SXSW Narrative Grand Jury Award 2008
- Gotham Award Nominee for Best Undistributed Film 2008
The diminishing world of the door-to-door salesman, an American archetype, becomes a poetic meditation on spiritual crisis in Mahaffy's astonishing feature Wellness, winner of the narrative Grand Jury award at the 2008 South by Southwest Film Festival. Jeff Clark, the star of Mahaffy's debut film War, gives a performance filled with pathos and quiet desperation as a salesman traveling through the wintry Northeast hawking a product line of dubious health supplements, only to become aware, slowly and tragically, of his own complicity in a crooked pyramid scheme. 90 min.