october, 2017

sat07oct4:00 pmBARRACUDA4:00 pm

Event Details

Directors: Jason Cortlund & Julia Halperin | 98-mins. | 2017 | Drama/Music/Thriller | TRAILER

Edmonton Premiere! A young British woman named Sinaloa (Sophie Reid) comes to Texas to find Merle (Allison Tolman), her half-sister by way of their dead country musician father. It doesn’t take long for Sinaloa to charm her way into Merle’s life. Her singing awakens something in Merle and erases some of the lingering doubts about their shared bloodline. But an all-too-familiar chaos comes with it, which soon starts to unravel Merle’s stable world—her job, her upcoming marriage, and an already tense relationship with her mother, Patricia. And while the family music legacy brought this stranger to town, darker motives are woven into the songs she sings, showing glimpses of a violent rage that’s been building for years.

About the Directors: Co-directors Julia Halperin and Jason Cortlund (NOW, FORAGER), working from Cortlund’s script, keep us guessing not only about the intentions of Sinaloa, but also about the path of their absorbing, mostly low-key thriller, which builds atmosphere, psychological texture, an ingrained sense of place and a needling undercurrent of dread. Those qualities, plus a flavorful infusion of country, bluegrass and folk tunes, form the backbone of this this character-driven story about the raggedness of family ties. BARRACUDA also features a number of noteworthy Lone Star State musicians, including Colin Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Bob Livingston, Richard Bowden and The Mastersons.

Age appropriate for: 16+ (Mature theme)
Language: English
Festivals: SXSW
Print source: Filmswelike

Time

(Saturday) 4:00 pm

Location

Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre

10200 102 Ave NW , Edmonton, AB, T5J 4B7

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