Thursday, March 12 at 6:30pm |
$10 (includes admission to POWFest Opening Night reception starting at 5pm)
THE SISTERHOOD OF NIGHT
Directed by Caryn Waechter / USA / 103 minutes
Based on the short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Millhauser, THE SISTERHOOD OF NIGHT is a story of friendship and loyalty set against the backdrop of a modern-day Salem witch trial. Shot on location in Kingston, NY, the film chronicles a group of girls who have slipped out of the world of social media into a mysterious world deep in the woods. The tale begins when Emily Parris exposes a secret society of teenage girls. Accusing them of committing sexually deviant acts, Emily’s allegations throw their small American town into the national media spotlight. The mystery deepens when each of the accused takes a vow of silence. What follows is a chronicle of three girls’ unique and provocative alternative to the loneliness of adolescence, revealing the tragedy and humor of teenage years changed forever by the Internet age.
THE PUNISHING BUSINESS
Directed by Heather Harlow / USA / 20 minutes
THE PUNISHING BUSINESS stars legendary songstress Storm Large in an emotionally-charged 19 minutes of rising tension between a down-on-her-luck ex-convict (Ellen) and her landlady’s developmentally-disabled daughter (Addie), who refuses to leave Ellen alone. When the story begins, Ellen is almost impervious to Addie’s mental limitations, finding her more amusing than annoying. But as Addie’s aggressive actions escalate, Ellen suddenly realizes that something terrible must have happened and Addie would tell her if only she could.
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