After being sexually assaulted, Francesca Eastwood plays an art student who confronts her attacker and digs deeper into campus violence in this timely, unpredictable thriller. One of the most important movies of the year, the acclaimed revenge thriller M.F.A. will be available in select theaters and on digital platforms October 13, 2017.
The film, from director Natalia Leite and writer Leah McKendrick, takes on the searing current issue of sexual violence on campus. I explained that it both empowers and enlightens in my review out of the SXSW premiere.
“Noelle (Francesca Eastwood), an art student struggling to find her voice, is sexually assaulted by a fellow classmate. Attempting to cope with her trauma, she impulsively confronts her attacker, leading to a violent altercation that culminates in his accidental death. Noelle tries to return to normalcy, but when she discovers she is only one of many silenced sexual assault survivors on campus, she takes justice into her own hands. A vigilante is born – retribution is the inspiration she’s been waiting for.”
The cast also includes Leah McKendrick, Clifton Collins Jr. and Peter Vack.
THEATER LISTINGS: October 13
- New York, NY – Cinema Village
- Los Angeles, CA – Laemmle Music Hall
- Columbus, OH – Gateway Film Center
- Kansas City, MO – Screenland Armour Theater
- Seattle, WA – Grand Illusion Cinema
- Denver, CO – Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake
- Tampa, FL – Tampa Theater
- Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
- Portland, OR – Clinton St. Theater