Over 36 days in 2012, director Caryn Waechter and screenwriter Marilyn Fu completed Kickstarter's second most successful narrative campaign ever funded. Graduates of Columbia University's MFA film program, Waechter and Fu intrigued supporters with the following pledge:
"With your support, we'll have the $$ to start production on The Sisterhood of Night, a feature film and creative entry point into the world of the average (or not-so-average) teenager.
Sisterhood is a modern version of the Salem witch trials, adapted from a short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Millhauser (Martin Dressler, "Eisenheim the Illusionist"). The heart of the story is about how teens connect with each other through art, friendship, and the power of secrets. We also promise to do what every movie should—entertain you and take you for a ride. Sisterhood is a provocative and inspiring story that builds a network of creativity for teens to share ideas and visions. You can be one of them."
Thanks to our festival's closing weekend, you can, too. Check out the official trailer:
On March 27th at 7:00pm in The Plaza's main theatre, The Sisterhood of Night will screen for a limited audience and a majority of the starring talent! Director Caryn Waechter, lead actresses Georgie Henley ("The Chronicles of Narnia" film trilogy), Kara Hayward ("Moonrise Kingdom"), and Willa Cuthrell ("Dan in Real Life," "Whatever Works"), actor Evan Kuzma, Exectutive Producer David Urritia, and Producer Elizabeth Cuttrell (both produced "Meek's Cutoff" and "Jesus' Son") are scheduled to attend.
Fortified with the winning submissions of a crew-hosted teen art contest, this fresh and frank star-studded drama (leads Kal Penn, Laura Fraser, and Jessica Hecht also star) is at once an homage to the history of small town uproar in the face of change, a dichotomy of Internet effects on teens and popular media, and a testament to courage and self-discovery.
Don't miss your chance to see this one-time festival screening! Get your tickets now, or become a member and see it for free!
"The Sisterhood of Night" is a standout feature film in ATLFF's third annual New Mavericks film program. A series showcasing films from female filmmakers with strong female leads, 2015 New Mavericks selections have expanded to include feature films for the first time. Follow along with #NewMavericks and check out our Filminism Creative Conference Panel—hosted just hours before "The Sisterhood of Night"—while you're at it!