Read More: The 2015 Indiewire Tribeca Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During Run of Festival The binary experiences of feeling pain and being numb permeate Tim Blake Nelson
's "Anesthesia." Through the actor-turned-filmmaker's previous directorial efforts -- which include 2001's "O," a teen adaptation of Shakespeare's "Othello," and 2009's "Leaves of Grass
," which utilizes Plato's Socratic dialogues while swiping its title from a Walt Whitman
poem -- we know that Nelson is a student of varying high-brow styles of literature. In the ensemble drama "Anesthesia
," he tries to implement not only his idols' eloquent use of words, but also grand philosophical ideas of Schopenhauer, Montaigne and others, focusing on what it means to connect with others. Despite a few stylistic inconsistencies, the conceit mostly works, but it helps that this time Nelson has rounded up a talented group of actors to play his troubled...