January 25, 2018
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Catch the Livestream Q&A with LIKE ME Director Robert Mockler and Fessenden!

From Dread Central:

We’re excited to host a livestream Q&A with Like Me director Robert Mockler and genre icon Larry Fessenden that will be moderated by our own Matt Donato. The event will begin at 8:20 pm ET, so make sure to be on our Facebook page to catch the action!

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January 24, 2018
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Village Voice: LIKE ME “often-gruesome buffet of wild imagery bathed in hot pink.”

Click ‘Like’ All Over the Gonzo Social-Media Video-Art Feature “Like Me”

I once read a treatment for a music video proposed by some experimental filmmakers. Their work seemed to defy words, so in the description, they simply wrote: “Never boring! Always interesting!” This is how I might partially sum up Robert Mockler’s directorial debut, Like Me, a vomit of color, sound, strobes and milk — milk? Yes, milk — centered on a young woman, Kiya (Addison Timlin), who becomes addicted to the thrill of recording people humiliating themselves and then uploading the videos to her website.

Mockler seems to be striving for profound revelations about human connection (or lack thereof) in the digital age, but in a fiction that kind of meaning best comes from character rather than circumstance. (See: Ingrid Goes West). Still, Timlin so fully embodies the role of the sociopathic Kiya that this often-gruesome buffet of wild imagery bathed in hot pink impresses even with a thin, nearly nonexistent story. And Mockler’s and Jessalyn Abbott’s artfully chaotic editing style, full of ultra-slow dissolves, double exposures and scrubbed footage playing forward and backward in time like the image is possessed, elevates Like Me to video art.

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January 24, 2018
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GEP Dispatch #21: Robert Mocker’s LIKE ME in theaters Jan 26!

January 23, 2018
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Variety: LIKE ME “offers a uniquely weird take on loneliness and lunacy”

Online media provides no cure for disaffection in “Like Me,” a formally eclectic journey into the dark heart of a twenty something girl who uploads videos of her criminal activity. Debut filmmaker Robert Mockler uses this premise for an impressionistic portrait of modern estrangement, using all manner of stylistic devices to capture his protagonist’s tumultuous psyche. The film’s lack of a traditional narrative will no doubt alienate many, but for the more adventurous, it offers a uniquely weird take on loneliness and lunacy.
January 15, 2018
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Bloody Disgusting: ‘LIKE ME’ Images Are As Trippy As the Trailer

LIKE ME opens in select theaters January 26th

IFC Center  •  New York, NY  •  January 26 – February 1, 2018

Arena Cinelounge  •  Los Angeles, CA  •  January 26 – February 1, 2018

Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers  •  Yonkers, NY  •  February 2 – 3, 2018

Harkins Valley Art  •  Tempe, AZ  •  February 2 – 8, 2018

Alamo Drafthouse Omaha  •  Omaha, NE  •  February 7, 2018

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December 21, 2017
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LIKE ME by Robert Mockler — Coming to cinemas JAN & VOD FEB from Kino Lorber

ALL THE LATEST NEWS ON LIKE ME IS AT LIKEMEMOVIE.COM

 

April 28, 2017
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Screen Anarchy: LIKE ME “amply succeeds in terms of visual verve and strong performances.”

Screen Anarchy reviews LIKE ME which unspools at the Overlook Film Festival

“a poignant snapshot of the essential disconnect between people.

Persuasive performances across the board help keep our eyes glued to the screen. Genre favorite and indie legend Fessenden surprises by giving an offbeat character unusual emotional depth in a role that is far meatier than his recent string of cameo appearances in films like Darling, Carnage Park and The Transfiguration. Timlin, meanwhile, perfectly balances the tightrope of playing a wounded character at a loss, yearning for affection, yet always dangerously close to plummeting into the depths of full-blown narcissism that becomes a dangerous sociopath. Timlin’s mere presence carries Like Me through narrative lulls.

… Mockler arrives as a talent to watch. Like Me is a disorienting film that manages to pack a quiet punch on its own terms by the time the end credits roll.”

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March 27, 2017
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Tribeca Shortlist interviews team LIKE ME

From ‘Taxi Driver’ to Twitter, Tribeca Shortlist talks influences and inspirations with
Robert Mockler, Addison Timlin, Ian Nelson and Fessenden.

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March 20, 2017
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Daily Dead talks LIKE ME with writer/director Robert Mockler

A haunting, neon-soaked fever dream that tackles the dangers of viral media and loneliness, first-time director Robert Mockler’s drama, Like Me, was unlike anything else I saw during the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, and features brilliant performances from Addison Timlin as Kiya and indie filmmaking icon Larry Fessenden as a man she kidnaps on her crime-fueled journey.

While in Austin, Daily Dead spoke with Mockler about his approach to the story of Like Me, his experiences collaborating with Timlin, how Fessenden became a mentor to him throughout the process of making his debut feature, and more.

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March 20, 2017
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We Got This Covered: LIKE ME “a bombastic feature debut”

“Like Me is a bombastic feature debut for Robert Mockler, benefitting heavily from visual artistry and Addison Timlin’s strong performance.” – We Got This Covered

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