• Thoroughbreds

    Directed by Cory Finley
    US | 90 minutes | New Voices New Visions

  • Thoroughbreds

    Directed by Cory Finley
    US | 90 minutes | New Voices New Visions

  • Thoroughbreds

    Directed by Cory Finley
    US | 90 minutes | New Voices New Visions

Cory Finley's darkly dazzling debut tracks teens Amanda and Lily, whose disturbing friendship builds from study sessions at Lily’s Connecticut mansion to devising a deadly crime with a pathetic, scheming ex-con. This twisted tale conjures up a privileged world where empathy is an alien concept.

Schedule

January 11, 2018 6:00 PM Camelot Theatres Tickets not available
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January 13, 2018 6:00 PM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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film synopsis

A sensation at Sundance, Cory Finley's darkly dazzling debut tells a modern story with echoes of macabre Hitchcockian plotting.

Amanda and Lily get together for study sessions in the huge Connecticut mansion where Lily lives with her mother and despised step-dad. Lily is both unnerved and drawn to the odd, affectless Amanda, a girl who freely admits she has no feelings, but who has developed a technique to cry on demand. Lily is a bit strange herself, which may be why her parents plan to send her to a college for emotionally disturbed girls. Feeding off each other's darkest instincts, the two sociopaths devise a deadly crime, and then rope a pathetic, scheming ex-con—played by Anton Yelchin in his final role—into their plot.

Acclaimed playwright Finley adapts his own stage play into an immensely satisfying cinematic experience, his twisted tale conjuring up a privileged world where empathy is an alien concept.

In competition for the New Voices New Visions Award.

film details

Country: US
Year: 2017
Running Time: 90 minutes
Language: English
Display Format: DCP
Director: Cory Finley
Producers: Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Kevin J. Walsh, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Principal Cast: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks, Francie Swift
Cinematographers: Lyle Vincent
Editor: Louise Ford
Music: Erik Friedlander
Screenwriter: Cory Finley

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