WHO’S IN IT?
Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don’t Cry), Kristen Stewart (Personal Shopper), Jay Huguley (12 Years A Slave), Fiona Shaw (Fracture), Jamey Sheridan (Spotlight), Kim Dickens (Gone Girl), Denis O’Hare (Milk), Jeff Perry (Hard Promises)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Craig William Macneill (The Afterlight), director; Bryce Kass (film debut), writer; Naomi Despres (Learning Curves), Elizabeth Destro (Life After Beth) and Chloë Sevigny (film debut), producers; Jeff Russo (Cherry), composer; Noah Greenberg (Camino), cinematographer; Abbi Jutkowitz (As You Are), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Lizzie Borden (Sevigny) is an unmarried 32-year-old woman, considered a social outcast in her community and controlled by her domineering father (Sheridan). When Bridget Sullivan (Stewart), a young maid looking for work, comes to live with the family, Lizzie finds in her a kindred spirit and a chance for a more intimate life – but to achieve her dream, she is compelled to commit a most heinous act…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The story of Lizzie Borden is the stuff of legends, but this film attempts to uncover what it was about her life and circumstances that caused her to become infamous for all the worst reasons.