Meet on the Fox Studios backlot on May 14th for an in-depth analysis and discussion of the screenplay HEREDITARY.
Logline: Ancestral spirits haunt a family after the death of their secretive and private matriarch.
PAMELA JAYE SMITH will provide in-depth analysis and lead our discussion. Registration in advance is required and includes a copy of the physical script mailed to you in advance as well as sandwiches, snacks, and beverages at the meeting.
About the Screenwriter: ARI ASTER received his MFA in Directing from the AFI Conservatory. His controversial 2011 incest-themed AFI short, The Strange Thing About the Johnsons, went viral last year, spawning dozens of polarized “reaction” videos on YouTube. Hereditary, which The Hollywood Reporter called “two breathless hours of escalating terror that never slackens for a minute,” is his feature film debut as writer and director.
Academy Award nominee Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense, Little Miss Sunshine) stars alongside Gabriel Bryne (The Usual Suspects), Alex Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band, My Friend Dahmer), Milly Shapiro (Broadway’s Matilda), and Ann Dowd (Compliance). The film premiered at this year's Sundance film festival and opens wide June 8th.
Not Yet Rated. 126 minutes. 118 pages. Horror.
About the moderator: Pamela Jaye Smith is a mythologist, award-winning producer/director with over thirty years experience in features, TV, music videos, and more, and the author of five books, including The Power of the Dark Side: Creating Great Villains and Inner Drives: How to Write and Create Characters Using the Eight Classic Centers of Motivation.
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