Sunday, November 2, 2014
Q&A with directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer!
A modern masterwork of body horror, Starry Eyes is a biting and increasingly gruesome depiction of the lengths people will go to in the name of success. Striving young actress Sarah (Alex Essoe) finds her life dramatically transformed when she tries out for the lead role in The Silver Scream, a film to be produced by a legitimate if not wholly reputable studio. The first audition, conducted by two intimidating weirdos, sends her tumbling into a dark and revealing place—and two further callbacks push her over the edge. As she descends into psychosis, Sarah begins to literally fall apart, and Essoe’s fearless performance (and her own first starring role to boot) fully engages you as her character violently disengages. An MPI/Dark Sky Films release.