Sisterhood of Night,The Directed
Caryn Waechter USA / 2014 / 102 minutes CENTERPIECE SCREENING North American Premiere
Spotlight on Women
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Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Caryn Waechter, Marilyn Fu
Based on the short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Millhauser, The Sisterhood of Night is a story of friendship and loyalty set against the backdrop of a modern-day Salem witch trial. Shot on location in Kingston, NY, the film chronicles a group of girls who have slipped out of the world of social media into a mysterious world deep in the woods. The tale begins when Emily Parris exposes a secret society of teenage girls. Accusing them of committing sexually deviant acts, Emily’s allegations throw their small American town into the national media spotlight. The mystery deepens when each of the accused takes a vow of silence. What follows is a chronicle of three girls’ unique and provocative alternative to the loneliness of adolescence, revealing the tragedy and humor of teenage years changed forever by the Internet age.
BIO: Caryn Waechter is a film director, photographer and editor based in New York City. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA film program where she concentrated in Directing. A classically trained dancer, Caryn compares her film work to choreography of images bringing to light the mysterious.
Cast/Featuring: Georgie Henley, Kara Hayward, Kal Penn, Laura Fraser, Willa Cuthrell, Olivia De Jonge, Jessica Hecht, Neal Huff
Executive Producer(s): David Urrutia, Steven Tuttleman, Taha Altayli
Producer(s): Lydia Dean Pilcher, Elizabeth Cuthrell
Director(s): Caryn Waechter
Screenwriter(s): Marilyn Fu
Cinematographer(s): Zak Mulligan
Editor(s): Aaron Yanes
Production Designer(s): Kay Lee
Composer(s)/Music: The Crystal Method & Tobias Enhus
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