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The Graham family starts to unravel following the death of their reclusive grandmother. Even after she’s gone, the matriarch still casts a dark shadow over the family, especially her loner teenage granddaughter, Charlie, whom she always had an unusual fascination with. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, their peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their mother to explore a darker realm in order to escape the unfortunate fate they've inherited.

The feature-film debut of writer/director Ari Aster captivates the audience with a delicate and deliberate take on domestic turmoil, and it’s filled with haunting manifestations. Aster’s script ratchets up a feeling of delirious dread as the family members isolate themselves, only furthering their descent into madness. While consistently surprising in its twists and turns, this is a horror story firmly grounded within the desperate emotions of its compelling lead performances. Among a talented cast including Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, and Ann Dowd, the real standout is the menacing performance from young Broadway actress Milly Shapiro.


Sun. 1/21, 11:30 p.m., Egyptian, PC
Mon. 1/22, 8:30 p.m., MARC, PC
Tue. 1/23, 6:00 p.m., Tower, SLC
Wed. 1/24, 11:45 p.m., Egyptian, PC
Sat. 1/27, noon, Redstone 7, PC

YEAR 2017

SECTION Midnight

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 127 min

COMPANY A24

EMAIL kate@a24films.com

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Artist Bio

Ari Aster

Ari Aster received his MFA in directing from the AFI Conservatory. He has written and directed several short films—most notably Munchausen, Basically, and the controversial 30-minute The Strange Thing About the Johnsons. His films have played the New York Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Slamdance Film Festival, and many others. Hereditary is his first feature film.