BYT Murder Club – Lady Killers Edition returns to Suns Cinema the final three Thursdays this March. Happy International Women’s Month!
As we all know by now, BYT loves a good murder mystery. And while the next edition of our true crime festival is IN NEW YORK this March (we’re coming back to you Washington, in November), we didn’t want D.C. to feel left behind this month.
So we are very excited to be partnering, yet again, with D.C.’s own Suns Cinema on a month of mysteries, featuring Women Who Kill (instead of get killed, for a change).
BYT will be curating the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursday nights – all of which are going to be retro, terrifying, and feature international women who know their way around knives, guns and piano wires.
Some of these movies you probably have not seen but trust us on this, you’re in for a treat (and some serious nightmares):
SISTERS on 3/14 – Margot Kidder is Danielle, a beautiful model separated from her Siamese twin, Dominique. When a hotshot reporter (Jennifer Salt) suspects Dominique of a brutal murder, she becomes dangerously ensnared in the sisters’ insidious sibling bond. A scary and stylish paean to female destructiveness, De Palma’s first foray into horror voyeurism is a stunning amalgam of split-screen effects, bloody birthday cakes, and a chilling score by frequent Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann.
ALICE SWEET ALICE on 3/21 – In 1960s New Jersey, a withdrawn adolescent girl is suspected of her younger sister’s brutal murder during her first communion, as well as a series of stabbings that follow. Bonus: baby Brooke Shields.
AUDITION on 3/28 – One of the most well-crafted, impactful and infamous J-horror films ever made returns to the big screen after far too long a break. AUDITION was the turn-of-the-millenium flash point signaling the talent of Takashi Miike: a film artist twice as prolific as Fassbinder, a provocateur as multifaceted as Von Trier and a genre-bender as bent as David Lynch. Shocking arthouses worldwide with its white-knuckle finale and ingeniously Sirkian slow-burn leadup, AUDITION trailblazed a fresh Asian horror wave across American screens for which we’re eternally grateful.
we promise they are ALL great and well worth the $5 admission. Regardless, come join us and lets solve some fictional crimes together.
Follow links above to score tickets and be on the look-out for cool editorial to surround it, including the 2019 edition of our Best Murder Mysteries to Stream guide. Pull up a chair: