Raging Grace

A new, important horror voice came onto the scene this year when British-Filipino filmmaker Paris Zarcilla’s debut feature, RAGING GRACE, took top honours at festivals including SXSW and Neuchatel, in addition to being lauded at countless others on the festival circuit..

Joy (Max Eigenmann) is an undocumented Filipino immigrant struggling to do the best she can to support her daughter, Grace (Jaeden Boadilla). Soon she secures the perfect job: taking care of an extremely wealthy but terminal old man. The new position pays well and guarantees a roof over their heads, but very soon, Joy and Grace start to realize everything is not as it seems. Something is festering beneath the surface, threatening all they have worked for.

Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize Winner (SXSW), Winner (Neuchâtel International Film Festival), Official Selection (BeyondFest, Fantasia International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Stiges Film Festival)

“Paris Zarcilla, the British-born Filipino writer-director here making his feature debut, does an impressive job of infusing scary movie conventions with the potent urgency of a sharply observed social critique.” (Variety)

“Chilling”  (Screen Anarchy)

“A taut tale of gothic horror” (Bloody Disgusting)

“A haunting yet hopeful tale about exploitation and immigration… Zacilla joins the ranks of filmmakers who are decolonizing horror and telling stories not often seen in the genre.” (Dread Central)

Tuesday, December 5
Doors 8:50 pm | Movie 9:15 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE

RAGING GRACE (Paris Zarcilla, 2023 / 95 mins / In Tagalog and English with English subtitles) An undocumented Filipina immigrant lands a job taking care of a terminal old man, securing a better life for her and her daughter, but a dark discovery threatens to destroy everything.

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An undocumented Filipina immigrant lands a job as a careworker for a seemingly terminal old man, securing a better life for her and her daughter. But a dark discovery threatens to destroy everything she’s strived for and holds dear.

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