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Femme Fatalities: Perpetrator (2023) with short film

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  • Wed, Jun 5

Director: Jennifer Reeder Run Time: 101 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2023

Starring: Alicia Silverstone, ​Christopher Lowell, Ireon Roach, Kiah McKirnan, Melanie Liburd

Country: United States, France
Language: English

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Reeder’s Perpetrator (2023) is presented with her short film The Dunes (2019).

About the film:

World Premiere, 2023 Berlin Film Festival

Jonny Baptiste is a reckless teen sent to live with her estranged Aunt Hildie. On her 18th birthday, she experiences a radical metamorphosis: a family spell that redefines her called Forevering. When several teen girls go missing at her new school, a mythically feral Jonny goes after the Perpetrator.

“A delicate, intricate and enormously compassionate noir-tinged world-building project… a very welcome return to form for one of the most original and fearless genre directors working today.”

—Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, AWFJ

About the filmmaker:

Jennifer Reeder is a Columbus-born artist, filmmaker, and screenwriter whose innovative short and feature films focus on stories about relationships, trauma and coping. She is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and The Ohio State University. She was the recipient of two Artist Residency Awards at OSU’s Wexner Center, which enabled her to direct her first feature-length narrative, Accidents at Home and How They Happen (2008), and her acclaimed feature Knives and Skin (2019). Her other feature films include Signature Move (2017)Night’s End (2022), and the segment “Holy Hell” in the 2021 anthology V/H/S/94. Her films have competed at numerous films festivals around the world, including Sundance, Berlin, Tribeca, Rotterdam, and SXSW. In 2020, director Bong Joon-ho named Reeder one of “20 directors who are pivotal to the future of cinema” in Sight and Sound magazine. Perpetrator (2023) is her most recent feature film.

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