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Fresh Kill

Director: Shu Lea Cheang Run Time: 80 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 1994

Starring: Sharita Choudhury, Erin McMurtry, Abraham Lim, Jose Zuniga, Will Kempe, Nelini Stamp

4K restored 2024 by New York University Fales Libraries with BB Optics with funds from National Film Preservation Foundation

Fresh Kill
, coined as an eco cybernoia film, an avant-anarcho ecosatire, envisions a post-apocalyptic landscape strewn with electronic detritus and suffering the toxic repercussions of mass marketing in a high-tech commodity culture. “Kill” is Dutch for stream, Fresh Kill tells the story of two young lesbian parents caught up in a global exchange of industrial waste via contaminated sushi. The place is New York and the time is now. Raw fish lips are the rage on trendy menus across Manhattan. A ghost barge, bearing nuclear refuse, circles the planet in search of a willing port. Household pets start to glow ominously and then disappear altogether. The sky opens up and snows soap flakes. People start speaking in dangerous tongues. A riveting and densely packed film, Fresh Kill evokes the furious rhythms of channel surfing with its rapid-fire editing style.