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Andrew Garfield and David Robert Mitchell crack the code of 'Under the Silver Lake'

LOS ANGELES - There was a gloom hanging over Los Angeles on a recent morning, a shroud of gray that made everything feel a little less sharply defined. Which made it the ideal time to discuss the hazy, anxious uncertainties of "Under the Silver Lake" with its writer-director, David Robert Mitchell, and star Andrew Garfield.

In the film, Garfield plays Sam, a young man in Los Angeles who is just drifting through life. No sooner has he met Sarah (Riley Keough), a young woman in his apartment complex, than she has abruptly moved out, sending him on a search that comes to include a series of killed dogs, a billionaire who's disappeared, a cult-tinged rock group and a web of overlapping conspiracies.

Everything is connected, so nothing is certain.

With its

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