Chicago writer-director Jerzy Rose professes an interest in the glamor and repressed sexuality of classical Hollywood, which registers in this debut feature as a Lynch-like mix of florid imagery, deadpan humor, and obscurely Freudian situations. The goofy story involves a chubby high school science teacher (Jared Larson), who doubles as a veterinarian, and a deep-sea diver (Mike Lopez), who’s recovered a leg bone thought to have come from Amelia Earhart. The lost flier appears as a character (Halle Butler), as does a nerdy, bespectacled Ovid (Alexander Stewart), spouting bad limericks as he ferries the two men across a mystical river. Like Lynch or Guy Maddin, Rose perches carefully between camp and wonder; the result is hip but ultimately forgettable.