Under the Silver Lake gets VOD treatment after brief theatrical release
A24’s Under the Silver Lake will be going straight to VOD after a three-day theatrical release. Variety reports that the neo-noir mystery will be streamable on Amazon starting April 22, while Google Play, iTunes, Fandango Now and Vudu will make the title available to buy or rent starting on April 23.
The film was originally scheduled for a formal theatrical release date twice, the first time on June 22, 2018, and was pushed back to Dec. 7, 2018, to be considered an Awards-season contender.
Directed by David Robert Mitchell (It Follows), Under the Silver Lake is a delirious, atmospheric fever dream about one man’s search for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders, and disappearances in his East L.A. neighborhood.
Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment’s swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal, and conspiracy in the City of Angels.
The film is a sprawling, playful and unexpected mystery-comedy detective thriller about the Dream Factory and its denizens—dog killers, aspiring actors, glitter-pop groups, nightlife personalities, It girls, memorabilia hoarders, masked seductresses, homeless gurus, reclusive songwriters, sex workers, wealthy socialites, topless neighbors, and the shadowy billionaires floating above (and underneath) it all. Mining a noir tradition extending from Kiss Me Deadly and The Long Goodbye to Chinatown and Mulholland Drive, Mitchell uses the topography of Los Angeles as a backdrop for a deeper exploration into the hidden meaning and secret codes buried within the things we love.
You can check out Under the Silver Lake for yourself on April 22 or 23, depending on your online retailer of choice.