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Rooftop Films Presents: Krisha (FREE)
Aug 20, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm| Free
KRISHA (Trey Shults | Houston, TX | 83 min.)
A special Sneak Preview, presented by Rooftop Films and Indiewire as part of our joint Birthday Party celebration.
Expanding on his short of the same name, Rooftop / DCTV Filmmakers Fund Grantee Trey Edward Shults crafts a formally inventive look at the tenuous ties that bind and one interloper’s desperate attempts to keep them together in his knockout feature-length debut, Krisha. As tightly wound as it is steady to unravel, Krisha opens with an unbroken steadicam shot of the eponymous character (Krisha Fairchild, the director’s aunt) as she wheels her suitcase around a quiet Texan suburb. Visibly panicked, yet for no obvious reason, Krisha teeters even closer to the edge the minute she sets foot in her sister’s house, coming face to face with a collection of long-lost relatives and a truckload full of unspoken baggage.
Portraits of addiction are a common enough genre, but Shults’ vision, which favors subjective sound design and camerawork to water logged flashbacks and exposition, feels entirely fresh, and more than justly deserving of both its Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award wins at this year’s SXSW.
8:00PM Doors Open and reception, sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka and Brewery Ommegang
8:30PM Live Music
9:00PM Film Begins
IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL GO ON INDOORS IN THE SAME LOCATION. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.
FREE WITH RSVP
RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.