The Removals
a film by
Grace Krilanovich


RELEASE DATE: 1/1/1900
SUBTITLES:  The Removals

"There are certain things that have happened to me that don’t seem possible, but that bear witness to truth. The terrible knife fight is one. Criticism, autobiography, and fiction are linked by the desire to uncover what lies beneath and, as you suggest, to fatefully go into the gap between art and life. Once you enter this gap you use every genre and mode of writing to close it, only to realize that in the process you’ve created something new, something in between life and art, and it’s so fragile you dare not talk about it."


-Nicholas Rombes, in an interview with BOMB Magazine




Part-thriller, part-nightmarish examination of the widening gap between originality and technology, told with remarkable precision.


Haunting and engaging, The Removals imagines where we go from here.



Grace Krilanovich is the author of The Orange Eats Creeps, which was a Believer Book Award Finalist, and an NPR Best Book of 2010. She was also one of 2010’s ‘5 Under 35’ honorees of the National Book Foundation. She has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and a finalist for the Starcherone Prize.






Nicholas Rombes is author of The Blue Velvet Project (Filmmaker Magazine) and Ramones (volume #20 in the 33 1/3 series). His writing has appeared in The Believer, The Rumpus, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and 3:AM Magazine. He has bunkers in Detroit, Michigan and Antofagasta, Chile.






Additional Press

"Two Dollar Radio Launches Micro-Budget Film Division with Rombes Script, The Removals."

-Filmmaker Magazine


Read the original story, by Nicholas Rombes, that inspired the film, in Berfois.