Violet (2021)

Director: Justine Bateman Run Time: 92 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2021

Starring: Colleen Camp, Justin Theroux, Kathleen Wilhoite, Laura San Giacomo, Olivia Munn

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Official Selection of SXSW and TIFF 2021. After realizing she’s spent years allowing fear to drive every decision she makes, Violet must learn to silence her relentlessly negative inner thoughts in order to regain control over her life.

“Writer-director Justine Bateman is reaching out through the screen… to shock us into listening to Violet’s self-destructive thoughts so that we can recognize our own”

—Elizabeth Weitzman for The Wrap

About the filmmaker:

Justine Bateman began her decades-long film and TV career in front of the camera, earning a Golden Globe nomination and two Emmy nominations for her role on Family Ties. Her short film Five Minutes premiered at TIFF in 2017 and was chosen by both Short of the Week and Vimeo’s Staff Picks. She served on the National Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild for almost three years and wrote the best-selling books “Fame: The Hijacking of Reality” on the nature of celebrity followed by “Face: One Square Foot of Skin” about women aging.

 Bateman wrote, directed, and produced her debut feature Violet. Read more from the filmmaker.

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Ohio Arts Council
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The Columbus Foundation
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