Wednesday, December 5 - Thursday, December 20, 2018

Silva’s latest (The Maid, Nasty Baby) centers on Tyler, who joins a friend on a weekend trip to the Catskills with several people he doesn’t know. Once they get there, it’s clear that (1) he’s the only black person around, and (2) it’s going to be a weekend of heavy drinking. As the combination of testosterone and alcohol gets out of hand, his situation starts to feel like a nightmare underscored by racial stereotyping – from the beginning when one drunk stranger mishears Tyler’s name as Tyrel.

Official selection: Sundance Film Festival

“2018’s answer to Get Out. A devillish roller coaster ride.” – Jordan Hoffman, Vanity Fair

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 87 minutes
  • Distributor Magnolia
  • Director Sebastián Silva
  • Writer Sebastián Silva
  • Editor Jennifer Lame, Sofia Subercaseaux
  • Cinematographer Alexis Zabe
  • Cast Jason Mitchell, Christopher Abbott, Max Born, Michael Cera, Ann Dowd, Philip Ettinger, Trust Arancio, Caleb Landry Jones

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