#SUNDANCE18: “LIZZIE” REVIEW
Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Lizzie takes place six months leading up to the murder of Lizzie Borden’s father and step-mother. It follows the relationship between Borden (Chloë Sevigny) and the Irish housemaid Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart), who lived in the Borden house during that time.
Writer Bryce Kass based the Film off a theory of what happened in the Borden house the day of the murders, August 4 1892. And Director Craig William Macneill creates the period and intimate moments between Borden and Sullivan beautifully. Sevigny relishes in Borden and makes her captivating. While seen often as a murderer, she humanizes the character and makes the audience feel something for her. Stewart masters the Irish accent and captures the innocence in Bridget’s eyes. Together their chemistry is explosive.
Lizzie screens at Sundance on Jan. 19 at 9PM at PC Library, Jan. 20 at 8:30AM at Prospector PC, Jan. 21 at 12:15PM at The Grand SLC, Jan. 25 at 9:30PM at Eccles PC, and Jan. 26 at 12PM at Temple PC.
#SUNDANCE18: SUNDANCE 2018 – JANUARY 19, 2018 DAY TWO RECAP
By Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
It’s day two here at Sundance Film Festival and the momentum is building quickly. Main Street in Park City is buzzing with parties day and night. One of the main hotspots was the Sundance TV Kickoff Party where we spotted the likes of Terry Crews and Dominic Cooper. Moments after, a much in-the-news Ashley Judd was seen in the vicinity stopping for a Selfie.
It isn’t only the parties that are warming-up a snowy Park City, it’s also the starpower. Several Red Carpets took place including American Animals, a Heist Thriller starring Evan Peters and Barry Keoghan; Don’t Worry He Wont Get Far On Foot directed by Gus Van Sant (Milk, Elephant) and starring Jonah Hill and Joaquin Phoenix about a disabled rights Activist John Callahan who turns to drawing after becoming paralyzed; Lizzie starring Producer Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart which is said to be Beautiful Creatures-like and based on the Borden Family murders; and Mandy starring Nicolas Cage as a man hunting a religious sect which killed his wife, all premiered tonight in Park City.
See the Teaser for the new Van Sant Film below:
Sevigny at Sundance with Lizzie:
Salt Lake City also is booming with that Sundance spirit! It saw a Premiere for You Were Never Really Here which stars Sundance “It Boy” Phoenix. This is the Film for which he won Best Actor at Cannes last year, premiering at The Grand Theatre. Director Lynne Ramsay was in attendance.
Stay tuned for more!
(Photo credit: Amanda Gilmore)