Open debate: does this opening sequence from Zack Parker’s Proxy piss you off? Is it offensive? Is it art? Does it work within the context of the film? You may have to see Proxy when it opens on April 18 to find out. Still, you can see how controversial the IFC Midnight feature is in the following clip, which beats a pregnant woman’s baby dead in the womb.
The film will debut on various VOD platforms April 18. It will also be opening in New York’s IFC Center with a Nationwide rollout to follow.
Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Halloween‘s Kristina Klebe, and The Sacrament and V/H/S‘ Joe Swanberg all star.
“A very pregnant Esther Woodhouse (Rasmussen) is walking home after her latest OB appointment, when she is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. When Esther seeks consolation in a support group, she finds friendship and empathy in Melanie (Havins), another mother scarred with tragedy. Esther soon begins to believe that the horrific event might be a bittersweet act of fate. However, friendship and empathy can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people.“