River of Fundament 8 years old

River of Fundament

Visionary artist Matthew Barney returns to cinema with this 3-part epic, a radical reinvention of Norman Mailer’s novel Ancient Evenings. In collaboration with composer Jonathan Bepler, Barney combines traditional modes of narrative cinema with filmed elements of performance, sculpture, and opera, reconstructing Mailer’s hypersexual story of Egyptian gods and the seven stages of reincarnation, alongside the rise and fall of the American car industry.

Credits

River of Fundament Cast

Name Character
Maggie Gyllenhaal She was 36, now 45 years old as Hathfertiti
Ellen Burstyn She was 81, now 90 years old as Hathfertiti
Paul Giamatti He was 46, now 55 years old as Ptah-Nem-Hotep
James Toback He was 69, now 78 years old as Wake Guest
Debbie Harry She was 68, now 77 years old as Singing Wake Guest
Aimee Mullins She was 38, now 47 years old as The Ka of Norman / Isis
Stephen Payne as Usermare
Suzanne Bertish She was 62, now 71 years old as Wake Guest
Salman Rushdie He was 66, now 75 years old as Wake Guest
Jeffrey Eugenides He was 53, now 62 years old as Wake Guest
Jonas Mekas He was 91, 96 years old when he died as Wake Guest
Cinqué Lee He was 47, now 56 years old as Wake Guest
David Amram He was 83, now 92 years old as Wake Guest
Matthew Barney He was 46, now 55 years old as The Ka of Norman / Osiris: James Lee Byers
Elaine Stritch She was 89, 89 years old when she died as Eulogist
Zeena Parkins She was 58, now 67 years old as Wake Ensemble
Dick Cavett He was 77, now 86 years old as Wake Guest
Herbert Perry He was 44, now 53 years old as Set
Lila Downs She was 45, now 54 years old as Priest / REN Manager
Fran Lebowitz She was 63, now 72 years old as Wake Guest
Lila Downs She was 45, now 54 years old as Ranchera Singer

River of Fundament Crew

Name Department
Matthew Barney as Director. He was 46 (now 55) years old Directing
Matthew Barney as Writer. He was 46 (now 55) years old Writing
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River of Fundament (8 years)

  • Release day: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
  • Runtime: 352 minutes