Kino Lorber has released the trailer for Rick Alverson‘s The Mountain, starring Tye Sheridan as a young man assisting a famous lobotomist, played by Jeff Goldblum, as he goes on tour to asylums across 1950s America. I. Cannot. Wait.
The Mountain opens in New York and Los Angeles July 28th.
1950s America. Since his mother’s confinement to an institution, Andy has lived in the shadow of his stoic father. A family acquaintance, Dr. Wallace Fiennes, employs the introverted young man as a photographer to document an asylum tour advocating for his increasingly controversial lobotomy procedure. As the tour progresses and Andy witnesses the doctor’s career and life unravel, he begins to identify with the institutions’ patients. Arriving at a California mountain town, a growing center of the New Age movement, they encounter an unconventional French healer who requests a lobotomy for his own daughter, Susan.