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Trailer for ‘M.F.A.’, One of the Most Important Films of the Year

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.


  • 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



  • DukeStKing

    They can save money on the poster art by using the new Tomb Raider poster art!

  • Chris Napier

    Another “Girl Power” flick. Fucking yawn.

    • Colin Christian

      I’ve had decades of ‘Dudes Kicking Ass’ flicks,I look forward to a change, I dunno why you would find a different approach so boring? Life is change,adapt or die.

      • WondrousPoop

        most films are still for dudes and about dudes and made by dudes. It’s amazing how these pussies, the first to call others triggered or snowflake, wet their britches every single time something that doesn’t fully represent their ideology is made. They are the ultimate entitled cunts.

  • Lady Bathory

    Looks much more interesting and shows much more depth than the usual “hot girl is raped and then tortures rapists to death” film that everyone seems to like so much.
    The fact that it’s set on campus give the film a huge amount of realism. Especially those victim blaming questions “how much did you drink”, “did you clearly say no”…

    • WondrousPoop

      Don’t forget “what were you wearing?” and “did you lead him on?”

      • Runciter

        eh, we all know it’s only liberals who get raped, on the road home from their child-murdering seances

    • TheRealBadHatHarry

      Would a version in which a young man who is falsely accused of rape sets out to avenge himself on the lying women who destroyed his life meet the same approval? Cause that’s just as realistic.

      • Lady Bathory

        Sure, why not? It’s definitely material for a story. I wouldn’t be obliged to “approve” of a film like that but I wouldn’t want to dictate what kind of stories can be told.

  • dirtysteve

    What isn’t timely these days? You want a real timely story, talk about how title IX kangaroo courts ruin lives.

    After the Mattress Girl debacle, it’s time to tackle false accusations.

    • WondrousPoop

      Lol. You’re precious.

  • Chris Napier

    Girl Power!!

  • James

    Looks so so. Might be worth a watch on Netflix.

  • sedoi

    sadly I think whole revenge films are shallow and honestly this doesn’t seem to do anything better.

  • OhioGuyT

    How do we know it’s the “most important film of the year?” Because they told us so, that’s how.

    ETA: Having watched the trailer, I’m gonna go ahead and guess that the film ends with one of Revenge Grrrl’s would-be victims getting the drop on her, Righteous Sensitive Cop Guy saving her, then choosing to let her walk at the end.

    • Forca84

      So basically like that Jodie Foster revenge movie? It was a lame version of “Death Sentence”.

  • HarryWarden

    Looks like a feminist’s wet dream come to life. Ugh.

    • Runciter

      People like you, who spend their time with trying to get upset about things they don’t agree with are cancer, and should be treated as such.

      Yes, I mean cutting you.

    • Lady Bathory

      So today, everything that condemns rape is “feminism”? Interesting… See, that’s why we need feminism 😉

      • Jeffy Oak

        Feminism is cancer. Every person is innocent until proven guilty but not according to feminism lol.

        • Lady Bathory

          Seems you only know the Breitbart version of feminism.

  • HeteroFriendly


    Something can be “timely”, but not in a good way.
    Maybe only to exploit a subject dishonestly.

    They’ll never make a movie about that rolling stone fake frat house rape fiasco.

    The topic could be important, and maybe even timely,
    but you’ll never get an honest discussion about it out of some people with agendas.

    • Kristoffer Groves

      Timely exploitation can be entertaining. I think with a little creativity, “Mattress Girl” could be an exciting new slasher icon for the social justice generation.

  • Jeffy Oak

    Awww the campus rape culture myth. The dead horse that feminist social justice warriors keep pushing. There’s no such thing as a rape epidemic in America. Rapes happen, they’re awful, and rapists should be prosecuted under due process of law, but there still isn’t any proof if a rape culture.

    • Ocelot006 .

      Virtually all crimes of any kind are down and always going down every year yet of course they are all gonna kee getting thrown down our throats as an epidemic.

      What’s very real is victim culture. That’s for damn sure.

  • Ocelot006 .

    Remember kids, call things involving women ‘important’ and you can never be accused of sexism and you’ll be a perfect moral being. Remember Devin Faraci? Nothing bad happened there….

    “That ice cream shopped owned by those two lesbians? The most important ice cream shop in this city.”

    • Lady Bathory

      Triggered… xD

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