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CLOSING | THE BOOK OF BIRDIE

CLOSING | THE BOOK OF BIRDIE

THE BOOK OF BIRDIE CLOSING NIGHT FILM NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Introverted teenager Birdie (radiant newcomer Ilirida Memedovski) is forced to live inside a quaint, Lake-Michigan-situated convent by her concerned grandmother. Grandma’s hope is that the strict nuns will change the teen’s outlook on life. It doesn’t take long, though, for Birdie’s obsession with blood, via her inquisitive ...

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CENTERPIECE | MAYHEM

CENTERPIECE | MAYHEM

MAYHEM CENTERPIECE FILM NEW YORK PREMIERE If you think your workplace sucks, be happy you’re not Derek (THE WALKING DEAD’s Steven Yeun), a young lawyer who’s just been fired from his firm for a mistake he didn’t actually make. His partners have made a bigger one by successfully defending an accused killer infected with the “ID7 virus,” ...

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OPENING | HOUSEWIFE

OPENING | HOUSEWIFE

HOUSEWIFE OPENING NIGHT FILM NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Holly’s childhood was a nightmare—at age 7, she watched her mother kill her sister and father. Twenty years later, Holly’s dreams remain plagued by that painful memory. An unexpected reunion with an old friend further complicates matters and introduces Holly to a strange cult-like group that follows a celebrity psychic, ...

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CHILD EATER

CHILD EATER

CHILD EATER CLOSING NIGHT FILM WORLD PREMIERE Babysitting can be a real nightmare, especially for Helen who’s stuck looking after Lucas, a frightened boy who says he hears noises coming from his bedroom closet. Shortly after he makes those claims Lucas disappears, possibly at the hands of an infamous supernatural serial killer who, as legend has it, ...

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WE ARE THE FLESH

WE ARE THE FLESH

WE ARE THE FLESH CENTERPIECE FILM EAST COAST PREMIERE Two down-and-out siblings seek refuge inside a rundown building, which is already occupied by a maniacal man who claims to be immortal. The desperate brother and sister concede to the man’s every command, most of which involve S&M, cannibalism, and some good old-fashioned incest. It’s just too bad that ...

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DEAREST SISTER

DEAREST SISTER

DEAREST SISTER OPENING NIGHT FILM EAST COAST PREMIERE DEAREST SISTER is a classically minded supernatural horror-drama about Nok, a young and poor woman who moves in with her recently blinded cousin to help take care of her afflicted family member, but there’s a catch: Her cousin is able to communicate with the dead. As impressive as the film ...

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