The Canyons


Notorious writer Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho, Less Than Zero) and acclaimed director Paul Schrader (writer of Taxi Driver and director of American Gigolo) join forces for this poisoned love letter to Hollywood – a biting erotic thriller about youth, glamour, sex and surveillance in modern day La-La Land. Manipulative and scheming young movie producer Christian (real life adult film star James Deen) makes films to keep his trust fund intact, while his actress/girlfriend and bored plaything, Tara (Lindsay Lohan, making her controversial return to the big screen), hides a passionate affair with an actor from her past. When Christian becomes aware of Tara’s infidelity, the young Angelenos are thrust into a violent, sexually-charged tour through the dark side of human nature. (Dir. by Paul Schrader, 2013, USA, 100 mins., Not Rated, IFC Films) Digital