• Paint It Black

    Directed by Amber Tamblyn
    U.S. | 96 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Paint It Black

    Directed by Amber Tamblyn
    U.S. | 96 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Paint It Black

    Directed by Amber Tamblyn
    U.S. | 96 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Paint It Black

    Directed by Amber Tamblyn
    U.S. | 96 minutes | World Cinema Now

A young man’s suicide is the springboard for an epic battle between the two women who loved him: his punk girlfriend and his patrician mother. First-time director Amber Tamblyn’s ferocious and flamboyant adaptation of the Janet Fitch novel is a real gothic shocker.

Schedule

January 6, 2017 7:30 PM Camelot Theatres Tickets not available
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January 7, 2017 11:00 AM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 11, 2017 4:00 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Amber Tamblyn's audacious directorial debut, inspired by Janet Fitch's novel, is a fever dream of a movie featuring two strong women on a grief-stricken collision course. We meet Josie (Alia Shawkat) first, who's sleeping off a night of hard partying at a punk club when she gets a phone call telling her that her boyfriend Michael has been found in a desert motel, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot. Then we meet Michael's patrician mother Meredith (Janet McTeer), an imperious concert pianist who shockingly attacks Josie at the funeral, blaming her for her beloved son's death.

This is the beginning of a ferocious battle between these two strong and damaged women, antagonists thrown together by loss, who develop a strange and dangerous co-dependency as their war of wills escalates. Tamblyn films this struggle with ferocious concentration and flamboyant visual flair, using deeply saturated colors that at times pitch her film on the edge of hallucination. Shawkat is a revelation, more than holding her own against the always formidable McTeer, whose pitiable monster brings to mind Norma Desmond in her gothic lair.

film details

Country: U.S.
Year: 2016
Running Time: 96 minutes
Awards: James Lyons Award for Best Editing of a Feature Narrative, Woodstock Film Festival
Director: Amber Tamblyn
Producers: Wren Arthur, Amy Hobby, Anne Hubbell, Amber Tamblyn
Principal Cast: Alia Shawkat, Janet McTeer, Alfred Molina, Rhys Wakefield, Emily Rios
Cinematographers: Brian Rigney Hubbard
Editor: Paul Frank
Music: Mac McCaughan
Screenwriter: Ed Dougherty, Amber Tamblyn
US Distributor: Imagination

guests in attendance

Amber Tamblyn – Director (January 6 & 7 only)

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