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Next Exit (2022)

Opens on November 4

Director: Mali Elfman Run Time: 103 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Karen Gillan, Katie Parker, Rahul Kohli, Rose McIver, Tongayi Chirisa

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Winner of Best Cinematography for U.S. Narrative Feature at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival.

When a research scientist makes national news proving she can track people into the afterlife, Rose sees a way out and Teddy sees his chance to finally make it. These two strangers, both harboring dark secrets, race to join the doctor’s contentious study and leave this life behind. While Rose is haunted by a ghostly presence that she can’t outrun, Teddy is forced to confront his past. As these two misfits humorously quarrel their way across the country, they meet people along the way who force them to reckon with what is really driving them.

“A loose, horror-adjacent showcase for Parker and Kolhi’s talents”

— Meagan Navarro for Bloody Disgusting

About the filmmaker: 

Mali Elfman is a writer, director, and BAFTA-nominated producer who began her career with the micro-budget feature film Do Not Disturb (2011). Since then she’s produced numerous films including Karen Gillan’s directorial debut The Party’s Just Beginning (2018) and Mike Flanagan’s Before I Wake (2016), as well as numerous immersive experiences, including the award-winning “Arcana.” She and filmmaker Laura Moss were selected as a team for the Tribeca and Chanel’s “Through Her Lens” Grant in 2019 and the Cannes Film Festival’s “Breaking Through the Lens” Program in 2020.

Her directorial feature film debut, Next Exit (2022), was awarded Best Cinematography for U.S. Narrative Feature at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival.

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