MAIN SCREENS - MONDAY 26 AUGUST
THE BLACK STRING
Director: Brian Hanson. With: Frankie Muniz, Jackie Moore, Chelsea Edmundson, Ravi Patel. USA 2019. 90 mins.
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE - Lonely slacker Jonathan is stuck working night shifts at a convenience store. When he goes on a blind date with a strange woman, his world suddenly begins to unravel in horrifying fashion. Plagued by paranoia, illness and nightmarish visions, he desperately searches the suburbs for the mysterious seductress. His friends and family believe he’s losing his mind, but he believes he’s the target of a sinister occult plot. Starring Frankie Muniz, the grown up ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ himself, who expertly deploys his trademark brand of wiry energy to keep the unnerving reality of the insanity ambiguous until the very end.