DIRECTOR: MARY HARRON
Q&A with screenwriter Guinevere Turner and Guest TBC
New York City in 1987, a handsome, young urban professional, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), lives a second life as a gruesome serial killer. This biting, wry comedy examines the transformation of a man into a monster. Writer-director Mary Harron and writer Guinevere Turners adaptation of the novel by Bret Easton Ellis transcends its source material to offer a sexy, stylized, and terrifying satire that tackles the toxicity and excesses of late capitalist misogyny. In addition to a career-defining performance from Bale, this "lean and mean horror comedy classic (Stephen Holden, NY Times) also features a stacked cast incuding Willem Dafoe, Reese Witherspoon, Samantha Mathis, Jared Leto, and Chloë Sevigny.
Mary Harron studied English literature at Oxford and worked as a journalist and documentary filmmaker before making her first feature film, I Shot Andy Warhol in 1996. She also wrote and directed the films, American Psycho, The Notorious Bettie Page (2005), and The Moth Diaries (2011). Her film Charlie Says, about three of Charles Manson's acolytes, just premiered at the 2018 Venice Film Festival.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes early as screenings & panels will start on time.
FFFEST (Female Filmmakers Festival) is a 3-day screening and talk series celebrating women
filmmakers taking place in LA October 12-14, 2018 at The Downtown Independent, founded by
Passerbuys and Women & Film.
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