XX | USA & Canada | 2017 | 80 minutes | Dir: Roxanne Benjamin, Karyn Kusama, Jovanka Vuckovic, Annie Clark, Sofia Carrillo | Unclassified (no one under 16 admitted unless accompanied an adult)
In this eagerly anticipated all-female anthology, Annie Clark (St. Vincent) makes her directorial debut with The Birthday Party; Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, Jennifer’s Body) directs Her Only Living Son; Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound) directs Don’t Fall; and Jovanka Vuckovic (The Captured Bird) directs The Box. Award-winning animator Sofia Carrillo (La Casa Triste) wraps together four suspenseful stories of terror featuring a cast including Natalie Brown, Melanie Lynskey, Breeda Wool and Christina Kirk.
XX represents the spirit of experimentation and ingenuity that is ushering in the new ‘golden age‘ of women-directed horror.
Producer/director/screenwriter Roxanne Benjamin will be present in person to talk about her many roles on this project and her influential championing of the anthology in general (she was producer of V/H/S, widely credited with sparking the current renaissance of the form).
The screening will commence with the World Premiere of Australian short film BLOOD SISTERS (2017) with filmmakers Caitlin Koller, Lachlan Smith (directors) and Hannah White (screenwriter) in attendance.
8.00 pm, 4 May 2017 | Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre
Join us from 7.30 pm for red carpet drinks and for the opening night party afterwards. Your ticket includes a drink at the Festival Club bar.
$25 (no concession) | or via 2017 SWMF FESTIVAL PASS