The Love Witch
Director: Anna Biller Run Time: 120 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 2016
Starring: Samantha Robinson, Gian Keys, Laura Waddell, Jeffrey Vincent Parise
Director Anna Biller in person for Q&A, moderated by writer Violet Lucca. Copies of Anna Biller’s new book, Bluebeard’s Castle, will be available for sale.
Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, leaving her with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder. With a visual style that pays tribute to Technicolor thrillers of the ‘60s, The Love Witch explores female fantasy and the repercussions of pathological narcissism.