Patient 001

Wednesday, February 14th

ticket7:30 PM

Includes drinks at E Street Lobby and after party from 9:30 – 11pm. Screens with the animation Hybrids.

Patient 001

Directed by Katie Fleischer
Lead Cast: Rosie Fellner, Michel Gill (House of Cards/Mr Robot)
USA / 2018 / 87mins 

A young-wife desperate to give her beloved comatose and dying husband a child considers her only option: cloning.  Giving birth to a son fulfills her dream of having a family. But the arrival of the baby awakens a supernatural presence unleashing unexpected results.  The family must make an impossible choice and live with a secret forever.

Director Statement:
A lover of classics, the filmmaker’s of Patient 001 were inspired to reinterpret the Oedipus myth using modern technology and endowing the character’s with psychic abilities which they don’t know they possess. The character’s subconscious send dream state visions that are too dark for them to fully understand or absorb. In this age of information overload, the characters too become blind by their own anxiety. An act of misguided love and primal fear leads to forbidden and taboo acts. This cautionary tale takes a look at our stubborn desire to control circumstances that may indeed be beyond our control. Their previous collaboration, the short film Bun-Bun was named best film at several festivals, was sold to HBO and then ultimately accepted into the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent film collection in NYC.  It starred Kathryn Newton of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lady Bird, and Big Little Lies.


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