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Boston Underground Film Festival • March 21–25

The Brattle Theatre40 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138 • Harvard Square • 617 876-6837 • [email protected]

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Wed, Oct 25, 2017

IFFBoston Fall Focus 2017Special Events Archive


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IFFBoston Fall Focus 2017

Special Premiere Screening!

$13 General Admission
$11 IFFBoston & Brattle members, students, and seniors*

*Limited to one ticket per screening per membership card or Student ID. Tickets bought online must be verified with your valid membership card/ID at time of pick up at the Brattle Box Office. Member discount cannot be combined with other offers.


Emotionally challenged Amanda and contemptuous Lily reboot their childhood friendship after years of instability and judgment, thrown back together by standardized-test tutoring. When Lily’s icy stepdad, Mark, conspires to ship her off to reform school instead of her dream college, Amanda’s nonchalant quips about killing him suddenly seem enticing. Even as Amanda’s sinister tendencies surface and the girls hatch a plan, the mutual manipulation that has always defined their relationship threatens to derail their ambitions.

First-time director Cory Finley’s impressively stylish and assured filmmaking evokes a high-class world that is simultaneously familiar and strange, dripping with acidic dark wit and a disquietingly eerie score. Finley nurtures and coaxes astounding chemistry out of his talented cast, from the capricious friendship that binds Olivia Cooke (ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, IFFBoston 2015 Closing Night Film) and Anya Taylor-Joy (THE WITCH, IFFBoston Screening Series 2016), to the unruly vulnerability of Anton Yelchin as their unlikely co-conspirator. Firmly staking his claim as a filmmaker to watch, Finley comfortably basks in the quiet chaos of his characters and leaves behind a beautiful and orderly trail of destruction.

—Sundance Film Festival guide

90 min.

Directed by:
Cory Finley

Olivia Cooke
Anya Taylor-Joy
Anton Yelchin
Paul Sparks

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