"I Don’t Feel at Home
in This World Anymore"
Macon Blair is having a moment. Up until this past January, the Austin-based actor was best known for his role as vagrant vigilante Dwight Evans in the 2013 thriller Blue Ruin, one of three feature films he has made with Murder Party and Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier. Then Macon Blair took his directorial debut, the Netflix original dark comedy I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, to the Sundance Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Prize. Small Crimes, which Blair co-wrote with director Evan Katz of Cheap Thrills infamy, will premiere during this year’s SXSW Film Festival before also heading to Netflix. Jeremy Saulnier will next direct Macon Blair’s adaptation of the William Giraldi novel Hold the Dark. Blair’s supernatural TV series with Kyle Killen, Furniss, is in development at AMC. The Austin-shot Into the Who Knows!, which features a cameo appearance by Macon Blair, will receive its world premiere during this year’s Dallas International Film Festival. He also recently appeared in Gold opposite fellow Austinite Matthew McConaughey. Whew. Written and directed by Macon Blair, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore premieres Feb. 24 on Netflix. Togetherness’ Melanie Lynskey stars as Ruth, a pissed-off nurse who takes the laws into her hands by hunting down the burglar responsible for stealing her laptop computer and the silverware she inherited from her grandmother. She enlists the aid of her heavy metal-loving and heavily armed neighbor Tony (Elijah Wood). Kidnappings, brutal deaths and the destruction of wicker lawn animals ensue. Small Crimes, also a comedy thriller, will screen during the SXSW Film Festival at 9:30 p.m. March 11 at the Alamo Ritz, 8:45 p.m. March 13 at the Alamo South Lamar, and 11:30 a.m. March 15 at the Alamo Ritz. Written by Macon Blair and director Evan Katz, Small Crimes stars Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as a disgraced ex-cop who returns home to face his past. The cast also includes Jacki Weaver, Robert Forster, Gary Cole, Molly Parker and Pat Healy.
Aired: Feb. 16, 2017
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