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  • 8:30 PM

    Mountain Rest Q&A

    December 7, 2018

    Drama / 2018 / 93 minutes

    After helping Jonah Hill shepherd his own directorial debut Mid 90s into being, writer/director Alex O Eaton steps up to the plate with her own feature debut, the indie critical darling Mountain Rest. Written while Eaton was home recovering from an Achilles heel injury, the story concerns a gathering at a remote mountain cabin involving three generations of women, the eldest of whom (the always superb Frances Conroy) is a former Hollywood actress whose inability to move on from the glamorous life has estranged her from her middle-aged daughter (Kate Lyn Sheil) and teenaged granddaughter (Stranger Things' Natalia Dryer). Using the well-lensed mountain environs to mirror her character’s well-guarded inner lives, Eaton handles the intimately staged drama like a seasoned pro; as long-buried emotions come to a boil and family secrets are revealed, Eaton’s skillfully measured tension gives way to catharsis, resulting in a poignant look at female relationships across generational borders. With Shawn Hatosy.

    Q&A to follow moderated by Film Fatales member and writer/director Stavroula Toska with writer/director Alex O Eaton and actress/cast member Kate Lyn Sheil.

  • 7:40 PM

    Weed The People Q&A with director Abby Epstein

    December 2, 2018

    Documentary / 2018 / 93 minutes

    Pot enthusiasts have always been convinced of marijuana’s medicinal properties, but in the last few decades the use of cannabis as a cancer treatment has become a widely accepted practice everywhere except in the mainstream medical community, a question Abby Epstein’s new doc Weed the People explores. Centering her narrative on families who, despite local laws, use medicinal marijuana to treat their cancer suffering children, Epstein crafts an empathetic, revealing and ultimately hopeful exploration that hits on hard truths as to why cannabis research is so woefully lacking, and who might stand to gain by keeping it underground. More than a simple celebration of the virtues of pot, Weed the People is an eye-opener for those on the fence of this topical debate and a plea for our government to allow thorough scientific testing of its therapeutic application.

  • 5:00 PM

    Weed The People Q&A with director Abby Epstein

    December 1, 2018

    Documentary / 2018 / 93 minutes

    Pot enthusiasts have always been convinced of marijuana’s medicinal properties, but in the last few decades the use of cannabis as a cancer treatment has become a widely accepted practice everywhere except in the mainstream medical community, a question Abby Epstein’s new doc Weed the People explores. Centering her narrative on families who, despite local laws, use medicinal marijuana to treat their cancer suffering children, Epstein crafts an empathetic, revealing and ultimately hopeful exploration that hits on hard truths as to why cannabis research is so woefully lacking, and who might stand to gain by keeping it underground. More than a simple celebration of the virtues of pot, Weed the People is an eye-opener for those on the fence of this topical debate and a plea for our government to allow thorough scientific testing of its therapeutic application.

  • 10:15 PM

    The House That Jack Built (Director’s Cut/ Sneak Preview!)

    November 28, 2018

    Drama / 2018 / 155 minutes

    USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years and are introduced to the murders that define Jack's development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack's point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork. Along the way we experience Jack's descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge - a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and psychopathic explanations. The House That Jack Built is a dark and sinister story, yet presented through a philosophical and occasional humorous tale.

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