This drug-fueled rock 'n roll joyride follows two New York City slackers on a surreal, life-altering road trip. Heroin addict artist Gus (Benedict Samuel) has hit bottom - he even botches his own suicide attempt. With nothing to lose, he steals a Rolls Royce in an attempt to win over his tattoo artist crush, Ruby (Krysten Ritter). The pair embarks on a wayward journey that takes them everywhere from a neo-hippie commune to the bedside of Gus' gravely ill mother as they come to terms with their feelings for one another. Featuring Nick Nolte, Rosanna Arquette, and punk icon Iggy Pop, Asthma captures the highs and lows of being young, lost, and in love.
Official Selection - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
"Addict road trip drama ASTHMA is a fascinating study of character." - Village Voice
" ASTHMA is distinctly original in the sense of its cinematic nuance and its ability to crawl over your skin like warm honey." - Autre Magazine
"Jake Hoffman's directorial debut Asthma is charming, hilarious, heartbreaking and like the lingering cough its main character can't get over, it stays with you for a while." - Paste Magazine