Wednesday, November 29, 2017

'Lizzie' will world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on 19 January 2018

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(Director: Craig William Macneill, Screenwriter: Bryce Kass, Producers: Naomi Despres, Liz Destro) — Based on the 1892 murder of Lizzie Borden’s family in Fall River, MA, this tense psychological thriller lays bare the legend of Lizzie Borden to reveal the much more complex, poignant and truly terrifying woman within — and her intimate bond with the family’s young Irish housemaid, Bridget Sullivan. Cast: Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, Jamey Sheridan, Fiona Shaw, Kim Dickens, Denis O'Hare. World Premiere - US Dramatic Competition

More details from the Sundance site: 

1892: Headstrong Lizzie Borden lives with her wealthy father, stepmother, and sister in Fall River, Massachusetts. Lizzie lovingly tends to her pet pigeons and is occasionally allowed out of her dimly lit, foreboding house, but otherwise lives under strict rules set by her domineering father. When her family hires live-in maid Bridget, an uneducated Irish immigrant, the two find kindred spirits in one another. Their friendship begins with covert communication and companionship that blossoms into an intimate relationship. Meanwhile, tension builds in the Borden household, and Lizzie’s claustrophobic existence becomes increasingly more oppressive and abusive, leading to its inevitable breaking point.

Director Craig William Macneill (whose short film Henley played at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival) and writer Bryce Kass champion feminism and sexuality as they craft a compelling psychological thriller based on the unsolved, much-speculated-about murders of the Borden parents. As Lizzie Borden, Chloë Sevigny delivers a performance defined by interiority, brimming with intelligence and simmering rage, and capturing more humanity than the notoriety that surrounds her would suggest.

Run Time: 105 mins

Cast & Credits:
Director: Craig William Macneill
Writer: Bryce Kass
Production Companies: Powder Hound Pictures, Destro Films, Artina Films
Producers: Naomi Despres, Liz Destro, Chloë Sevigny
Executive Producers: Roxanne Fie Anderson, Elizabeth Stillwell, Edward J. Anderson, Carolyn Hunt, Bryce Kass, Myles Nestel, Lisa Wilson
Co Producer: Josh Bachove
Editor: Abbi Jutkowitz
Director Of Photography: Noah Greenberg
Production Designer: Elizabeth Jones
Costume Designer: Natalie O'Brien
Composer: Jeff Russo
Principal Cast: Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, Jamey Sheridan, Fiona Shaw, Kim Dickens, Denis O'Hare.

The festival runs from January 18 to 28 in 2018. 

  • January 19 (Library Center Theatre, Park City) - 9.00pm (World Premiere)
(8pm PT/ 11pm ET/ Sat 4am UK/ Sat 5am CET/ Sat 3pm AEST)

  • January 20 (Prospector Square Theatre, Park City) - 8.30am
  • January 21 (The Grand Theatre, Salt Lake City) - 12.15pm
  • January 25 (Eccles Theatre, Park City) - 9.30pm
  • January 26 (Temple Theatre) - 12 noon. 
All times are local times (MTZ).

Source Sundance Still Gossipgyal

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