Anesthesia Movie

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Who's Involved:

Kristen Stewart, Tim Blake Nelson, Glenn Close, Corey Stoll, Sam Waterston

Release Date:

Friday, January 8, 2016 (Limited)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 1 hr, 30 m

A snowy New York City night, a beloved teacher, a shocking crime: this provocative drama pieces together the puzzle of a man’s life just before it changes forever.

Anesthesia Plot: What's the story?

While on his way home one evening, Walter Zarrow (Sam Waterston), a popular Columbia University philosophy professor, is violently attacked on the street. There are a domino effect of events that led up to this seemingly senseless assault. Along the way, hidden connections between a seemingly disparate group of people—including a self-destructive student (Kristen Stewart), a hard-drinking suburban housewife (Gretchen Mol), and a desperate junkie (K. Todd Freeman).

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Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Anesthesia?

A look at the Anesthesia behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Tim Blake Nelson last directed Leaves of Grass and Michael Zero. The film's writer Tim Blake Nelson last wrote Leaves of Grass and Seasons of Dust.



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Production Timeline: When did the Anesthesia come together?

On or about November 13, 2015 • The film was in Completed status.

Anesthesia Release Date: When was it released?

Anesthesia was released in 2016 on Friday, January 8, 2016 (Limited release). There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including The Revenant, The Forest and Yosemite.
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January 8, 2016 Limited
January 8, 2016

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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