MEDUSA

Aug 11 to Aug 14
Thursday to Sunday 7:30pm

Anita Rocha da Silveira - 2022 - 128m - Brazil - In Portuguese with English subtitles

Mari and her friends broadcast their spiritual devotion through pastel pinks and catchy evangelical songs about purity and perfection, but underneath it all they harbor a deep rage. By day they hide behind their manicured facade, and by night they form a masked, vigilante girl gang, prowling the streets in search of sinners who have deviated from the rightful path.

After an attack goes wrong, leaving Mari scarred and unemployed, her view of community, religion, and her peers begin to shift. Nightmares of repressed desires and haunting visions of alluring temptation become undeniable and the urge to scream and release her paralyzing inner demons is more powerful than ever before. A neon-tinged genre-bender that gives provocative form to the overwhelming feminine fury coursing through modern life, MEDUSA dares us not to look away.

“An electrifying work of art that elevates its already elevated pop influences, a transcendental tableau of the true-life horror of female oppression.” - Michael Talbot-Haynes, Film Threat

“A powerful contemporary reimagining of the girl gang movie. Wild, glamorous, and marked with a dark, slick fury” - Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, AWFJ

"Hallucinatory visuals! A transgressive blend that targets outdated mores" - Kathleen Sachs, Chicago Reader

"Essential Viewing" - Rosa Parra, Latinx Lens

"A stylistically bold satire of Brazilian youth in thrall to reactionary trends" - Dennis Harvey, Variety

"Gorgeous cinematography... propulsive synth beats... and stellar performances." - Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage

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