After going down a storm at this year’s SXSW, Socially Conscious Revenger M.F.A. has bagged itself a coveted Friday 13th release date, through Dark Sky Films. Check out the latest poster art below.
Directed by Brazilian-born Natalia Leite (Bare), M.F.A. tackles the growing issues surrounding sexual violence on US college campuses in fittingly confrontational fashion. It was scripted by actor/singer/filmmaker Leah McKendrick, who also co-stars.
Noelle (Francesca Eastwood; Final Girl, Outlaws and Angels), an art student struggling to find her voice, is sexually assaulted by a fellow classmate. Attempting to cope with her trauma, she impulsively confronts her attacker, leading to a violent altercation that culminates in his accidental death. Noelle tries to return to normalcy, but when she discovers she is only one of many silenced sexual assault survivors on campus, she takes justice into her own hands. A vigilante is born – retribution is the inspiration she’s been waiting for.
M.F.A. hits selected US cinemas and digital platforms on October 13th.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)