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KILL THE MONSTERS

  • SIFF Cinema Egyptian 805 E. Pine St. Seattle, WA 98122 (map)

KILL THE MONSTERS

Ryan Lonergan; 2018; USA; 80 min.; Northwest Premiere

In this comic fantasia, Frankie (Jack Ball, HENRY GAMBLE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY, SLGFF 2015) becomes the third in the relationship of Patrick (writer-director Ryan Lonergan) and Sutton (Garrett McKechnie). But when Frankie mysteriously falls ill, the newly formed “throuple” decide to find the treatment he needs. Their cross-country journey mirrors everything from the founding of America, the Civil War, and the Great Depression to the Middle East conflict and American exceptionalism. Featuring stunning black-and-white photography, wickedly funny dialogue, lots of nudity and sex, and a premise that is literally one for the ages, KILL THE MONSTERS is a historical, absurdist delight.

Guests in Attendance: Director and actor Ryan Lonergan

Content Warning: Nudity and Explicit Sexual Situations

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THE WORLD IS ROUND SO THAT NOBODY CAN HIDE IN THE CORNERS — THE KISS

Leandro Goddinho; 2017; Germany; 5 min.

A connection is made when an African refugee visits Berlin’s memorial to gay Holocaust victims.