Set across the American landscape, the film RIVER OF FUNDAMENT is an epic story of regeneration and rebirth. Loosely based on the 1983 Norman Mailer novel Ancient Evenings, with an ancient Egyptian protagonist who sought reincarnation three times in the hope of achieving immortality, RIVER OF FUNDAMENT borrows its structure from Mailer's text, corresponding to the seven stages the Egyptian soul undergoes in its journey toward new life. Conceived as a nontraditional opera written in collaboration with longtime collaborator Jonathan Bepler, the film combines documentary footage of three live acts performed outdoors in Los Angeles, Detroit, and New York with live-action cinema largely set in a careful recreation of Mailer's Brooklyn brownstone apartment, where the late author's wake is underway.

  • Drama

Cast & Crew

  • AIMEE MULLINSActor

  • Deborah HarryActor

  • Ellen BurstynActor

  • Dick CavettActor

  • JAMES TOBACKActor

  • JOHN BUFFALO MAILERActor

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