Catalog No.: FTF-207 | Out Digitally: November 28, 2017 | 
Director: Adam Pinney | 
Length: 73 minutes
 | Year: 2016


Out Digitally November 28, 2017













When an unexpected tragedy befalls an amateur game inventor, his wife and a rival make a pact to share in the spoils of his invention. But when
that invention becomes an international sensation, the pair charts different courses in their own lives, until desire brings them together again for one final game. Adam Pinney’s THE ARBALEST is a wildly inventive comedy that takes the details and design of the 1960’s and 70’s to new heights, turning a tale of unrequited love into an alternate reality where a beloved toy brings wild success and never-ending suffering.

Featuring: Mike Brune, Tallie Medel, Matthew Stanton and Felice Heather Monteith

Written, Directed and Edited by Adam Pinney
Produced by Alex Orr
Cinematography by Hugh Braselton
Music by Deaton and Barnwell

estivals: SXSW, Nashville Film Festival, Montclair Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival and more
Winner: SXSW Jury Price: Best Narrative Feature 

"A historical fantacy of high style...Every moment of “The Arbalest” is alive with an electric charge of immediacy."
-Richard Brody, The New Yorker

"If Wes Anderson and David Lynch had a cineatic baby, it may look something like The Arbalest"
-Matthew Jacobs, The Huffington Post

"The film packs in enough bizarre to fill a surrealist's suitcase."

-Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times

"One of the sharpest black comedies of recent memory, never apologizing or justifying the insanity."
-John Fink, The Film Stage