Art House Theater Day: In Fabric

A haunting ghost story, set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store, following the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.
September 2019
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Art House Theater Day: In Fabric

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Director: Peter Strickland

Starring: Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, and Gwendoline Christie

 

2018, UK, 118 minutes, Digital, R

Language: English and French

Distributor: A24 Films

Program Notes

Join us in celebrating Art House Theater Day as we bring the 2019 Maryland Film Festival selection In Fabric back to Baltimore. On this special occasion, our member price is available to everyone, meaning tickets are just $8!


A lonely woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), recently separated from her husband, visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life. She’s fitted with a perfectly flattering, artery-red gown—which, in time, will come to unleash a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil, threatening everyone who comes into its path.

From acclaimed horror director Peter Strickland (the singular auteur behind the sumptuous sadomasochistic romance The Duke of Burgundy and auditory gaillo-homage Berberian Sound Studio) comes a truly nightmarish film, at turns frightening, seductive, and darkly humorous. Channeling voyeuristic fantasies of high fashion and bloodshed, In Fabric is Strickland’s most twisted and brilliantly original vision yet.


Official Selection:

Toronto International Film Festival
Fantastic Fest
San Sebastian Film Festival


Critics' Praise

“A raucous, full-tilt descent into bishop-sleeved madness.”
— Hannah Woodhead, Little White Lies

“No one makes movies like Peter Strickland.”
— Keith Uhlich, The Hollywood Reporter

“A movie of ravishing colors and textures that ultimately elevates style and sensuality into something genuinely meaningful.”
— Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“In this oneiric oddity, consumerism is everything, ultimately devouring even the consumer—while the real horror is the exploitative means of production, carefully kept underground beyond the sight of bourgeois shoppers above.”
— Anton Bitel, Little White Lies


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