Following rapturous responses from festival critics and audience around the world, Ben Young‘s chilling crime thriller HOUNDS OF LOVE has quietly emerged be the breakout, must-see indie Australian film of 2017; “…the rarest of beasts: a directorial debut that’s not only tonally flawless but also manages to radically re-imagine an entire genre.” (L.A. Times) HOUNDS OF LOVE is an exercise in expertly-crafted tension, offering a bold, challenging debut from writer-director Young.
Set in In 1987, murderous couple John (Stephen Curry) and Evelyn (Emma Booth) roam the streets of Perth, Australia, searching for their latest victim. Fate leads them to Vicki Maloney (Ashleigh Cummings) , a teen who snuck out of her house at night to go to a party. Now held captive in a room, Vicki must use her wits to try and drive a wedge between the crazed duo if she is to survive.
Tuesday, June 6
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door
*Must be 19+ w/ID entry and bar service.
*Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
“Smartly constructed and powerfully acted, HOUNDS OF LOVE satisfies as a psychological thriller with a few n108 mins / asty surprises — and marks writer-director Ben Young as a promising talent.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
“What is it about Australian filmmakers and down-and-dirty, no-holds-barred crime dramas? Let’s not figure out why they’re so good at them and simply enjoy.” (Time Out)
“The central performances are riveting … but the torture Young depicts, even only if it’s suggestive rather than blatant, can be difficult to digest over the course of almost two long hours.” (The Globe and Mail)
“Once this thing starts bouncing around your brain, good luck getting it out.” (The Guardian)
HOUNDS OF LOVE (Ben Young, 2017 / 108 mins / 18A) A cold-blooded predatory couple while cruising the streets in search of their next victim, will stumble upon a 17-year-old high school girl, who will be sedated, abducted and chained in the strangers’ guest room.