The Sisterhood of Night
Directed by Caryn Waechter
UPDATE: The March 16 has been moved from Sundance Kabuki to New People.
The friendship between three high school girls leads to a series of increasingly dangerous events, pulling their families and community into a dark spiral of suspicion, fear and ultimately, redemption.
Despite its focus on “scary” teen girls, high school cliques and gossip, this is no ordinary teen film. Chronicling a fictional modern-day witch-hunt in a sleepy small town, SISTERHOOD pulls together a wide variety of cultural and historical touchstones, from the Salem witch trials to cyberbullying, to show the power of silence and finding a voice. Its timely narrative explores the ambivalence and disconnectedness of our mediated selves and suggests that breaking away from our collective addiction to online personhood can be profoundly liberating.
The excellent cast brings warmth and humor to the occasionally troubling story, and the joy and empowerment that the titular sisterhood evokes lends a sense of hope to temper the film’s dark tone. Based on a short story by Steven Millhauser (THE ILLUSIONIST), this is an exciting first feature from director Caryn Waechter and screenwriter Marilyn Fu.
– Kat Hughes
Expected Guests in Attendance: Marilyn Fu (Writer) and Caryn Waechter (Director) for all screenings; Willa Cuthrell (Cast), Evan Kuzma (Cast), Elizabeth Cuthrell (Producer), and David Urrutia (Executive Producer) March 16th screening; Kal Penn (Cast) for March 13th screening
Executive Producer: Taha Altayli, Steven Tuttleman, David Urrutia
Producer: Elizabeth Cuthrell, Lydia Dean Pilcher
Writer: Marilyn Fu, Steven Millhauser
Cinematographer: Zak Mulligan
Editor: Aaron Yanes
Sound: Mariusz Glabinski
Cast: Laura Fraser, Kara Hayward, Georgie Henley, Willa Cuthrell, Evan Kuzma, Kal Penn