This year’s opening night film hails from BAM alum Aaron Katz, who returns with a stylish and unexpected new thriller, starring Lola Kirke and Zoë Kravitz, which was recently picked up by NEON. In our review, we billed it “a charming two-hander that — at least in its first act — has the makings of a gender-swapped episode of ‘Entourage.’
Jaded movie star Heather (Kravitz) annoys the hell out of her devout assistant Jill (Kirke), coping with the actress as she abruptly decides to ignore desperate calls from her agent and drop out of a major project. Over the course of a meandering evening, they evade the eerie advances of an affectionate fan at a diner, engage in a wild karaoke session, and keep the details of Heather’s romantic life under wraps. So far, so straightforward — until a sudden dark twist arrives 30 minutes in, and every detail of that first act becomes a clue.” That’s when things get wild.