Charlie Says

US 2018 | 109 Min | DCP
We, 25.09. | 20:30
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Many sentences begin with the words “Charlie says” for the incarcerated members of the Manson family Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel and Susan Atkins: in 1969 they committed the notorious Tate-LaBianca killings that turned a hippie dream into a “summer of hate”. A student tries to ground the women who are still entirely enraptured by Manson in reality and thereby brings back memories of an abysmal past. Mary Harron’s sect film Charlie Says shows an almost exclusively female perspective of what happened at the Spahn ranch, while the former Dr. Who Matt Smith makes for a terribly enigmatic Charles Manson, all of whose pores are – with today’s perception – dripping with toxic masculinity.

Mary Harron
(*1953 in Ontario, Canada) is a filmmaker and screenwriter best known for her films I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), American Psycho (2000), The Notorious Bettie Page (2005) and The Moth Diaries (2011). Her television credits include episodes of The L Word, Six Feet Under, Big Love, and Oz, among others.
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Language eOV
Director Mary Harron
Cast Matt Smith, Hannah Murray, Marianne Rendón,
Writer Guinevere Turner
Editing Andrew Hafitz
Cinematography Crille Forsberg
We, 25.09. | 20:30