Join us as on June 10th as we celebrate the late, great Margot Kidder in one of her best performances: Brian De Palma’s Hitchcockian thriller Sisters.
Before 1973, Brian De Palma was impossible to pigeonhole: he made comedies, political satires and openly experimental pieces. But with Sisters he turned to the suspense thriller and discovered his natural home – and a style that would lead directly to iconic horror films like Carrie, Dressed to Kill and Blow Out.
Margot Kidder plays Danielle, a French-Canadian model separated from her conjoined twin, Dominique. When intrepid reporter Grace (Jennifer Salt) suspects Dominique of a brutal murder, she becomes dangerously ensnared in the sisters’ insidious sibling bond. Stylish, scary, and funny as hell, Sisters cleverly riffs on Hitchcockian themes of guilt, voyeurism, suspicion, and repression all while simultaneously revelling in its pulp sensibilities. It’s a well-crafted ode to a master filmmaker and pure visceral fun from the opening notes of (frequent Hitch collaborator) Bernard Herrmann to its final frame.
“A terrifically smart piece of craftsmanship that keeps slithering out of your grasp… a compulsively addictive viewing experience.” – Tim Brayton, Agony & Ecstasy
“Brian De Palma‘s shocking exploitation gut-punch, Sisters, is a perfectly orchestrated exercise in style, a staging of some of the finest suspense sequences since Alfred Hitchcock was above ground.” – Tony Hinds, The Film Stage
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