This stop-motion film – which claims to offer “slightly less than $10 worth about the meaning of life” – opens today for a one-week run at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles. Directed by Tatia Rosenthal, who co-wrote with Elgar Keret, based on his stories, $9.99 features the voice of Geoffrey Rush as a surly guardian angel looking out for the interests of an unemployed 23-year-old who purchases a book that promises to reveal the meaning of life (apparently, there are six). Anthony LaPaglia, Samuel Johnson, and Claudio Karvan are also in the vocal cast.
THE NUART THEATRE
11272 Santa Monica Blvd (just west of 405 Freeway)
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Website: Nuart Theatre Film Calendar
Dates: June 19 through 26