PREVIEW – Heading to cinema screens July 21st is “Kuso,” a nightmarish B-movie that depicts the aftermath of The Big One in Los Angeles. The viewer is made to experience aftershocks through TV screens and apocalypse-tinged vignettes of the twisted lives of the survivors. It’s like David Cronenberg gave birth to Ren & Stimpy V.2.
“Kuso” is a little chaotic at times. The film comprises about seven storylines, one of which is about a young boy with a deformed face. His father is AWOL and his mother serves him really bad soup. But let’s not sweat the small stuff. “Kuso” is hallucinatory razzmatazz packed to the gills with awesome music.
“Kuso” marks the directorial debut of Steve, the filmmaking alter-ego of Steve Ellison, better known as music producer, DJ and rapper Flying Lotus. Ellison’s name has become synonymous with creative innovation, having released five LPs, various audio-visual works and, in the process, gaining two Grammy nominations, including one for his work on Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly”.
Produced by Eddie Alcazar, and featuring Hannibal Buress (“Neighbors,” “Broad City”), Anders Holm (“Workaholics,” “The Mindy Project”), Tim Heidecker (“Tim and Eric Awesome Show,” “Eastbound and Down”), and iconic Funk musician George Clinton, “Kuso” also includes an original score and musical collaborations with Aphex Twin and Akira Yamaoka.
Film comes out in theaters July 21st