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  • The Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center 20 Terry Street Patchogue, NY, 11772 United States (map)



Thurs, July 19 - 7:30 P*
Thurs, Aug 2 - 7:30 P**

*Post-screening film discussion with Prof. Peter Mascuch
**Post-screening film discussion with Jennifer Gagliardi

Ari Aster’s directorial debut HEREDITARY has caused quite a buzz in the horror film community. It has been considered so unsettling that distribution company A24 even hooked a viewer up to a heart rate monitor to show just how intense it is. Aster has called the film "a tragedy that curdles into a nightmare." The film centers on Annie (Toni Collette), a miniature artist and mother of two children. When her mother passes away, Annie delivers a eulogy in which she talks about how she was a very secretive woman. This secrecy burrows its way into the main plot of the film as the family struggles to cope with her loss while simultaneously dealing with strange happenings in their individual lives. The film blends family drama and horror while also using breakaway sets to create a surreal cinematic experience for the audience. Adding to the horror aesthetic is the music, scored by Colin Stetson, which helps build the terror and becomes a central part of the film. HEREDITARY premiered at the Midnight section of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. 

Directed by Ari Aster
Starring Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro
Running Time 2 hrs 7 mins
Rating R

General Admission: $9 * Students: $7 * Members: $6 * Children (12 & Under): $5

Earlier Event: July 13
The Catcher Was a Spy
Later Event: July 20
Three Identical Strangers