Take Back The Night (2022)

Director: Gia Elliot Run Time: 96 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Angela Gulner, Emma Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Lafleur, Sibongile Mlambo

Country: United States
Language: English


Watch the Q&A with writer-director Gia Elliot from March 4 at the Film Center.


About the film:

Ohio Premiere at Nightmares Film Festival 2021 where Gia Elliott won Best Director. Finding herself the victim of a violent monster attack, Jane launches a vigilante campaign to hunt the beast that tried to kill her. Jane’s efforts intensify, but her troubling history of drug use and mental illness bubbles to the surface causing her family, community, and authorities to question the authenticity of her account. Suddenly alone in her fight, Jane starts to doubt her own memory of the attack…to doubt if Monster exists at all.

“Fueled by formidable female talent both in front of and behind the camera”

—Tracy Allen for Pop Horror

About the filmmakers:

Gia Elliot is a writer, director, producer, and cinematographer who works at the intersection of social impact and cinematic storytelling. She studied Creative Writing and Entertainment Industry Economics at Belmont University before attending New York Law School. Among her projects, she crafted the 2015 award-winning queer web series How to Not and served as a field producer on Comedy Central’s The Fake News with Ted Nelms and A24’s HBO series Pod Save America.

While attending Law School in New York City, Elliot was troubled by how the justice system handled sexual violence cases. After educating themselves on the effects of trauma on behavior, she teamed up with co-writer and star Emma Fitzpatrick to explore the issues through her debut feature film, Take Back the Night.

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Ohio Arts Council
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National Endowment for the Arts
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