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Run Time: 97 minutes
Candice’s epileptic fits send her into a mystifying dream world, where she repeatedly sees the same handsome stranger. Infatuated with the boy in her visions, and unsatisfied with her daily life, Candice longs to meet him in the flesh. But when her dreams become a reality, Jacob—the boy she meets in real life—isn’t exactly how she imagined. As it turns out, Jacob is part of a local street gang that is known for terrorizing her town and is suspected to be responsible for the recent disappearance of a young boy. Even though Candice’s father is a detective who is working to put Jacob and his friends in prison, Candice continues to sneak away to see him. Embedded with captivating visual imagery, KISSING CANDICE is a dark psychological drama that follows Candice down the rabbit hole and into dangerous territory. Watch closely as the troubling situations that eventually catch up with Candice are the events her dreams have predicted all along. —G.S.
Tower City Cinemas
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 8:40 PM
New Direction Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Aoife McArdle grew up in Omagh, Northern Ireland. She studied English literature at Trinity College in Dublin. She then completed a master’s in film & TV production at Bournemouth University where she specialized in script writing, directing, cinematography, and lighting.
KISSING CANDICE (2017)
Sally Campbell, Andrew Freedman
Ann Skelly, Ryan Lincoln, Conall Keating, Ryan McParland, Caitriona Ennis