Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Cuck

 

Year: 2019
Country: USA
Run Time: 114 minutes

Cuck
Cuck
Cuck
Cuck

U.S. PREMIERE

Ronnie is a young white male, struggling with the pressures of life. He’s unemployed, rejected from the military for being mentally unstable, and lives at home with his ailing and nagging mother. When it comes to dating, things aren’t any better, as women don’t exactly find his approach charming. Instead of looking inward, Ronnie finds an outlet for his frustration online. The alt-right community gives him a place to belong and absolves his personal responsibility—his problems aren’t his fault, they tell him. Instead, the blame belongs with weak progressives who are trying to emasculate men and impose their multicultural, feminist agenda. Ronnie becomes obsessed with this conspiratorial rhetoric, clinging to values about defending America from immigrants (literally, with guns) and preserving the dominance of the white race. He idolizes the social media stars of the “revolution” and soon becomes one himself, with his popular, hate-fueled video rants. But Ronnie has an incredibly scandalous secret that could destroy the macho persona he’s been clinging to and his golden reputation in the movement. Feeling more alone than ever before, his insecurities turn into desperate rage. With the fictional but topical CUCK, director Rob Lambert masterfully weaves the real-life climate of American politics into his raw examination of the dangers of misplaced hate. —E.F.

CIFF43 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 1:35 PM

Friday, March 29, 2019 at 11:45 AM

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8:25 PM

Sidebars
After Hours
Race Relations

Competition
American Independents Competition

Director

Director
Rob Lambert

Writer and director, Rob Lambert, has always been fascinated by case studies on human behavior. He started off working in film pre-production at Paramount Pictures before launching L.A.-based production company Rimrock Pictures.

Filmography
CUCK (2019)

Producers
Rob Lambert, Joe Varkle

Screenwriting
Rob Lambert, Joe Varkle

Cinematography
Nick Matthews

Editing
Mac Nelsesn

Principal Cast
Zachary Ray Sherman, Sally Kirkland, Timothy V Murphy, Monique Parent

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