Director: Joe DeNardo & Paul Felten
USA / 2020 / 72 min
Q&A with Felten, DeNardo, and cast members Stephanie Hayes and Scott Shepherd, moderated by Steve Macfarlane
Stephanie, a restless and vibrant actress, meets Gerard, an NYPD counterterrorism specialist who’s an aficionado of experimental theater (and maybe out of his mind). Flirtation ensues, ends disastrously, and forces Stephanie to the ramshackle upstate home of musician Eleanor Friedberger, yet this supposed escape is infected by violent memories of her past life. A miniature epic of paranoia, espionage, subterfuge, music, and performance captured on lush and invigorating 16mm, Slow Machine heralds major new talent. A Grasshopper Film release.