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Strawberry Mansion

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Overview

In 2035, our dreams are no longer our own–they’re infused with product placement and auditors assess unpaid taxes on our most private reveries. Beleaguered taxman James Preble (Kentucker Audley) arrives at a run-down house in the countryside for a routine audit and encounters Bella Isadora (Penny Fuller), a lifelong dreamer who remains resolutely analog, circumventing the surveillance state with VHS tapes and homemade headgear. As Preble works his way through Bella’s archive of the unconscious, he begins to fall in love with visions of her younger self (Grace Glowicki). But all is not well in dreamland as dangerous family secrets and a rogue’s gallery of blue demons and fried chicken pitchmen threaten to set the lovers’ paradise ablaze. Can Preble and Bella escape from the modern, monetized dreamscape and find refuge in Strawberry Mansion?

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

Critic’s Pick! “a soulful sci-fi oddity”

Amy Nicholson

New York Times

“one of the most unique indie visions in years”

Carlos Aguilar

LA Times

“tale of supernatural menaces and splendors”

Richard Brody

The New Yorker

Official Selection

Sundance 2021

“Strawberry Mansion is an eccentric hybrid, like a handmade Valentine.”

Sheila O’Malley

RogerEbert.com

“It’s very much its own thing, and in this movie day and age that is no small accomplishment.”

Mark Feeney

BOSTON GLOBE

“[A] visually entrancing and innovative fantasy.”

Eric Kohn

IndieWire

“A cult weirdo classic in the making.”

Rodrigo Perez

The Playlist

"Mind-bending and heartwarming.”

Kristy Puchko

RogerEbert.com

"Endearingly cash-strapped sci-fi fantasia"

Guy Lodge

Variety

Cast & Crew
  • Bella : Penny Fuller
  • Preble : Kentucker Audley
  • Young Bella : Grace Glowicki
  • Buddy : Linas Phillips
  • Peter : Reed Birney
  • Martha : Constance Shulman
  • Brian : Ephraim Birney
  • Frog Waiter/Blue Demon : Albert Birney
  • Father : Lawrence Worthington
  • Richard Rat : Shannon Heartwood
  • Marcus Rat : Matt Heartwood
  • Stowaway : Mack Reyes
  • Sugarbaby : Peanutbutter
  • Written and Directed by : Albert Birney & Kentucker Audley
  • Music Composed by : Dan Deacon
  • Produced by : Emma Hannaway, Matisse Rifai, Sarah Winshall, Taylor Ava Shung
  • Director of Photography : Tyler Davis
  • Editors : Albert Birney & Kentucker Audley
  • Assistant Editor : Maurice Dowdry
  • Production Designer : Becca Brooks Morrin
  • Costume Designer : Mack Reyes
  • Art Director : Lydia Milano
  • Props Designer : Marnie Ellen Hertzler
  • Set Decorator : Paisley Isaacs
  • Sound Mixers : Chester Gwazda, Zach Trees
Technical Info
  • Release Date : February 18, 2022
  • Year : 2022
  • Country : USA
  • Language : English
  • Running Time : 91 Minutes
  • Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
  • Projection Format : DCP
  • Rating : Not Rated
  • Genre : Fanstasy
Theatrical Engagements
Theater Name
City
State
Date
New York
New York
02/18/2022
Brooklyn
New York
02/18/2022
Bethel
Connecticut
02/18/2022
Los Angeles
California
02/18/2022
Santa Ana
California
02/18/2022
Chicago
Illinois
02/18/2022
Dallas
Texas
02/18/2022
San Francisco
California
02/18/2022
Cambridge
Massachusetts
02/18/2022
Lowell
Massachusetts
02/18/2022
Seattle
Washington
02/18/2022
Bellingham
Washington
02/18/2022
Scottsdale
Arizona
02/18/2022
Boulder
Colorado
02/18/2022
Portland
Oregon
02/18/2022
Indianapolis
Indiana
02/18/2022
Baltimore
Maryland
02/18/2022
Columbus
Ohio
02/18/2022
Cincinnati
Ohio
02/18/2022
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
02/18/2022
Winstom-Salem
North Carolina
02/18/2022
Austin
Texas
02/18/2022
New Orleans
Louisiana
02/18/2022
New Orleans
Louisiana
02/18/2022
Portland
Maine
02/18/2022
Rochester
New York
02/18/2022
Amherst
Massachusetts
02/18/2022
Washington
DC
02/18/2022
Chico
California
02/18/2022
Jacksonville
Florida
02/18/2022
Nashville
Tennessee
02/23/2022
Boca Raton
Florida
02/25/2022
Montpelier
Vermont
02/25/2022
Austin
Texas
02/25/2022
Katy
Texas
03/02/2022
Cleveland
Ohio
03/04/2022
Tucson
Arizona
03/04/2022
Ashburn
Virginia
03/09/2022
Tacoma
Washington
03/11/2022
North Kansas City
Missouri
03/11/2022
Kitchener
Ontario
03/11/2022
Albuquerque
New Mexico
03/13/2022
Beaufort
South Carolina
03/14/2022
Lubbock
Texas
03/16/2022
Shreveport
Louisiana
03/18/2022
Joplin
Missouri
03/18/2022
Lambertville
New Jersey
03/20/2022
Rockland
Maine
03/25/2022
Jefferson City
Missouri
03/25/2022
Ottawa
Ontario
03/30/2022
Normal
Illinois
03/31/2022
Coral Gables
Florida
04/01/2022
Louisville
Kentucky
04/01/2022
Cary
North Carolina
04/02/2022
Rhinebeck
New York
04/08/2022
Lewisburg
Pennsylvania
04/29/2022
New York
New York
05/03/2022
Portland
Oregon
05/13/2022
DVD/Blu-Ray Special Features

Audio Commentary with directors Albert Birney and Kentucker Audley

Strawberry Beginnings: Making of Featurette

Deleted & Extended Scenes

Test Footage & Animation

Dan Deacon Soundtrack and Music Video

Short films by Albert Birney

Watercolor & Collage Gallery

Reversible jacket artwork

Exclusive collectible trading cards