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Country: United States
Run Time: 93 minutes
“I’m not in danger, okay? I’m just in love.” So says Morgan, who’s fallen head over heels for enigmatic Simone, who has a shadowy past and may or may not be harboring dangerous secrets. Morgan’s primed to be wary about matters of the heart, however. She and Jean (her ex) still live together in Park Slope, co-host a podcast about murderous women, and are struggling to find equilibrium within their own ever-evolving relationship. This skeptical mindset starts to become a liability after Jean discovers Simone’s mom may have been a notorious serial killer. Doubt, mistrust, and fear influence how Morgan perceives even innocuous events, which cause her friendships to fray at the seams. This culminates in a shocking denouement that leaves many questions unanswered. WOMEN WHO KILL is equal parts suspenseful psychological thriller and incisive romantic comedy, with a hipster Brooklyn backdrop that lends the perfect touches of absurdity. At its core, however, the film provides subtle commentary on the things people do to avoid—or even sabotage—functional love. —A.Z.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 11:40 AM
Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 2:15 PM
Friday, April 07, 2017 at 9:35 PM
WOMEN OF THE WORLD
American Independents Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Ingrid Jungermann was born in Palm Bay, Florida in 1977. She holds an M.F.A. from New York University's Graduate Film School. She also directs, acts, writes, and produces. She created the web series "F to 7th," which was nominated for a 2015 Writer's Guild Award. WOMEN WHO KILL won Best Screenplay in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, Best Screenwriting in a U.S. Feature at Outfest, and Best Feature Film at the Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival.
WOMEN WHO KILL (2016)
Ingrid Jungermann, Ann Carr, Sheila Vand, Shannon O'Neill, Annette O'Toole, Grace Rex, Deborah Rush, Rodrigo Lopresti, Tami Sagher