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The Transcendents (2018)

Roger, a Rasputin-like drifter, is in search of the ultimate indie-rock band, The Transcendents. What he finds is less than transcendent: a band who has all but abandoned society, a host of... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Franco ... Roger
Savannah Welch ... Kim
Kathy Valentine ... Jan
William Leroy ... George McShane
Ben Reno ... Foster
Cecilia Deacon ... Cecilia
Paul Sevigny ... Copperhead
Derek Ahonen ... Ralph
Roy Montez ... El Cuate
Matthew Pilieci Matthew Pilieci ... Bartender
Kevin Squires Kevin Squires ... The Clown
Judy Merrick Judy Merrick ... McShane Sister 1
Melinda Prisco Melinda Prisco ... McShane Sister 2
Ann Bates Ann Bates ... McShane Sister 3
Lindsey Taylor Lindsey Taylor ... McShane Sister 4
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Roger, a Rasputin-like drifter, is in search of the ultimate indie-rock band, The Transcendents. What he finds is less than transcendent: a band who has all but abandoned society, a host of unpleasant memories, and more questions than answers in search of his own existential fulfillment. Set in the Wonderland of America's Do-it-Yourself music scene, The Transcendents is a dark comedic fairytale that straddles the line between the absurd and the all too real. Written by Anonymous

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A band has gone missing. A strange man has been sent to find them.


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7 January 2019 | by louiseparilloSee all my reviews

I saw this at a hostel in Krakow. I don't know "who", "how", or "why" it was being shown, but I do know i love Kathy Valentine from the Go Go's who is one of the stars in it. So I watched. And I continued to watch. It was fantastic.

I think this film is for "smokers". I'm not into that stuff, but the movie is beautiful with sober eyes regardless. The last 30 minutes are INCREDIBLY MOVING. The movie tricks you by getting you to think it's about the main guy, Roger, when in fact it's about the main girl, Kim. (Both really good actors in this movie). It also tricks you by getting you to think it's a rock n roll story about a band when it's really about overcoming your past and confronting the people who have hurt you. The film has these long monologues by certain characters lull you into a trance. (Hence why I think it's for "smokers").

Is it out back home in the states yet? Or did I just lose my mind in Poland? The American stuff you find while traveling abroad is hilarious. ANYWAY, I recommend the movie. A lot. So cool seeing Kathy Valentine act!


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18 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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