The Rio Grind Film Festival‘s Rio Grind Film Festival continues on Sunday, November 28 with a closing night screening of prolific Oklahoma writer-director Mickey Reece’s latest, AGNES, which has also screened at the New York’s Tribeca Film Festival and Fantastic Fest in Austin.
If you’re not familiar with the work of this emerging, “outsider” filmmaker, Reece has been compared to Steven Soderbergh, and his astonishingly long IMDB entry boasts over 20 undistributed films including 2019’s CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER and the upcoming George Jones “cryo-pic” COUNTRY GOLD.
In horror-thriller AGNES, a nun’s disturbing behavior sparks rumors of demonic possession at a remote convent. When a priest-in-waiting and his disillusioned mentor are sent to investigate, their methods backfire, leaving a wake of terror and trauma. With MOLLY C. QUINN, Sean Gunn (TV’s ‘Gilmore Girls’, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY), Chris Sullivan, Hayley McFarland.
“Mickey Reece is very much an actors’ director and he draws out splendid performances from his cast in what, for all its blackly comic moments, is a gentle, thoughtful fable about faith and the role it plays in many people’s lives.” (Eye For Film)
“The temptation will be to declare that ‘Agnes’ is two films when really it’s just one extraordinarily clever, unimpeachably ethical treatise on sexual repression, spiritual isolation, and the profound loneliness that derives from it. It’s so good.” (Film Freak Central)
Sunday, November 28
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door
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