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Country: NEW ZEALAND
Run Time: 95 minutes
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
With their father dead and their mother working to support them, 16-year-old Laura is the main protector for her beloved four-year-old brother Jacko. After encountering an unsettling old junk-peddler (played with terrifying relish by Academy Award® nominee Timothy Spall), Jacko becomes ill. As Jacko gets sicker, the peddler seems to grow younger. Laura, who has always had premonitions, can foretell danger. She knows what is happening—something has taken over Jacko and is feeding on him, but nobody believes her. Except Sorenson, a handsome fellow student who also possesses strange gifts. In order to save Jacko, Laura must undergo THE CHANGEOVER, a process that will either unleash her inner powers and take her to new levels of being or kill her and doom Jacko to a hideous fate. A gripping supernatural thriller, THE CHANGEOVER relies as deeply on the strength of family as it does on spells and rituals. The war between good and evil has begun, and Laura will risk everything to protect the ones she loves. —C.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Friday, April 06, 2018 at 5:15 PM
Saturday, April 07, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Monday, April 09, 2018 at 5:25 PM
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition
Miranda Harcourt, Stuart McKenzie
Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie are filmmakers based in New Zealand. Harcourt is an actress and director, making her directorial debut in 1997 with the short “Voice Over,” which won the award for Best Short Film at the NZ Film and TV Awards. Stuart McKenzie is a director and playwright who also won a Best NZ Short Film Award with his film “The Mouth and the Truth” in 1991. His debut feature “For Good,” with Miranda Harcourt as one of its stars, received numerous award nominations.
THE CHANGEOVER (2017)
Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey, Lucy Lawless, Erana James, Nicholas Galitzine
Radiant Films International