Xavier (Matt Hopkins) is a traumatized writer who has recently moved to the town of New Rome with his wife, Sandra (Daniela Mastropietro), and their two children for a new start in life. When the locals begin to harass him over his objections to the real-estate development on the riverbank, Xavier lashes out. The situation becomes aggravated when he meets a stranger, who lures him into a series of shamanic sessions involving hallucinogens, forcing him to confront his demons. In the process a shadow self is born, whose influence Xavier has a hard time controlling. As the pressure from his surroundings mounts, Xavier spirals out of control, leading to a dramatic confrontation with the people around him.
Nicolas D. Sampson
Find yourself. Lose your mind.
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The story of Behind The Mirror pays subtle tribute to Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, Kerouac's On The Road, and Bukowski's Dinosauria We. See more
Cut the shit, Xavier! Were you stoned or not?
Performed by The Phil Massaro Symphony
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