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Antonio Campos, 2012
USA | 105 minutes
Opening Night! New York Premiere!
Director Antonio Campos, actor Brady Corbet, and producers Josh Mond and Matt Palmieri in person!
Tickets to this screening are currently unavailable. A standby line will form an hour prior to showtime at the box office and tickets may be released to the line on a first come, first serve basis.
An American in Paris, only dark. Very dark. Afterschool writer-director Antonio Campos crosses the Atlantic to descend into the unraveling psyche of a charming young sociopath at loose in the City of Lights. On the rebound from a troubling breakup, sketchy and possibly unhinged Simon (Brady Corbet) becomes fixated on prostitute Victoria (Mati Diop)—and from there a chilling, claustrophobic, and unpredictable dance of death unfolds. This ostensible portrait of a serial killer in the making makes for tense, compulsive viewing, in no small part due to Corbet’s fearless performance, while Campos’s evocative location shooting perfectly captures the textures and sleazy ambience of Paris by night. An IFC Films release. The screening will be followed by a reception in the Walter Reade Theater's Furman Gallery open to all ticketholders.