Tuesday 10 October at 7pm
The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
The Sweet East, Sean Price Williams, 2023, 104m
A picaresque journey through contemporary America, undertaken by a young woman granted access to the strange sects and cults that proliferate in this country by a series of gatekeepers eager to win her over.
Everything will happen. Lillian (Talia Ryder) is an obscure object of desire whose appearance inflames the (largely rightwing) men she meets in an accidental road trip across the US. An entry point to and a trigger for chaos. The debut feature from America’s key underground cinematographer Sean Price Williams (the go-to cinematographer for the Safdie Brothers, Alex Ross Perry and Jessica Oreck amongst others), The Sweet East is a densely textured and surreal state of the nation address.
“A thoroughly pungent, scabrously funny kind of nightmare picaresque.” RogerEbert.com
With thanks to Static Vision
As with all our Container screenings, admission is free to all members, and membership can be found at our website container.org.au or at the box office counter on the night. Membership ranges from $30 (six months concession) to $100 (annual regular).