Desert CathedralHD Closed Captioning
Travis Gutierrez Senger
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About the Movie
Utilizing actual found footage, Desert Cathedral tells the story of a broken real estate developer, Peter Collins, played by Lee Tergesen (Oz, Generation Kill, Equity), who mysteriously disappears into the Southwest in 1992, leaving behind a series of VHS tapes to his employer and family. Without the aid of the police, his desperate wife (Petra Wright) hires private investigator Duran Palouse, played by Chaske Spencer (The Twilight Saga, Banshee), to locate his whereabouts and bring him home. After the two befriend each other, Peter discovers Duran's true identity and flees deeper into the depths of the desert; through a cat-and-mouse climax tragedy strikes. Based on a true story, this evocative narrative blends actual archival materials and found footage to create a unique cinematic experience. The striking debut feature from Travis Gutiérrez Senger features the brilliant cinematography of Michael Ragen (Kicks) and a powerful score from Saunder Jurriaans and Danny Bensi (Enemy, Last Days in the Desert).
Solid film all around. Thre is a pacing and narrative in here that plays out with a silent confidence. But the heart of it all is actress Pertra Wright - able to deliver on story whilst offering up an echo from a much larger and darker place than the film in itself could ever house.