Pearl MA 15+

An angry-looking teenage girl standing in what looks to be a barn, is holding a pitchfork above her head.
27 October
Arc Cinema
$12 / $10 (or double pass for $18 / $15)
Dir: Ti West, MA 15+, United States, 2022, 103mins, DCP,

Trapped on her family’s isolated farm, Pearl (Mia Goth) must tend to her ailing father (Matthew Sunderland) under the bitter and overbearing gaze of her devout mother (Tandi Wright). 

Lusting for a glamorous life like she’s seen in the movies, Pearl finds her ambitions, temptations and repressions all colliding in this stunning, Technicolor-inspired origin story of X’s iconic villain. 

Written during a two-week quarantine before filming X, Pearl shows the unsettling origins of its title character, painting a horrifying picture of a young woman who wants to be in the spotlight  no matter how bloody a path she must cut to get it.

Purchase a double feature pass at a special price to see both Pearl and X together for Halloween! 

‘You leave admiring the film’s kills, the lingua franca of any slasher flick. What stays with you, though, is its portrait of a psychological crack turning into a chasm’ – Rolling Stone 

‘If X is a loving homage to the slasher-sexploitation genre, Pearl is a loving homage to early Hollywood films, from the sweeping score to the bathed-in-Technicolor nightmare’  The Austin Chronicle 



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