Mars Volta Frontman Omar Rodriguez Lopez’s “Semi-Autobiographical Tale of a Twentysomething Misfit’s Loopy Trip Through Manhood” to Screen at Tribeca Film Fest


The film, in fine Mars Volta/At the Drive In fashion, is titled The Sentimental Engine Slayer, and first premiered a few months back at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. It tells the story of two El Paso siblings who ride bikes, collect cars, hook up with prostitutes, and finally descend “into a shadowy murk of unprovoked violence, transgendered experimentation and mirage-like anomaly,” according to Wikipedia. Your guess is as good as ours. It’s at the Tribeca Film Festival April 22, 23, 25, and 27, and from the trailer, it looks like The Brown Bunny crossed with Amores Perros, so if that’s your thing, by all means, have at it. [TFF/Rodriguez Lopez Productions]

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