Kill the Monsters

Directed by: Ryan Lonergan
USA | 77 minutes
international-premiere
Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 3
Fri 28th Sep 20:15
Q&A with Ryan Lonergan (Director)

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 3
Sat 29th Sep 15:15
Q&A with Ryan Lonergan (Director), Julia Campanelli (Cast)

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KILL THE MONSTERS glimpses into the life of three men in a polyamorous relationship. When Patrick begins to show signs of illness and drug addiction, their small heaven begins to crumble. Majestically bizarre, KILL THE MONSTERS defies norms of narrative storytelling. The story is woven in an impressionistic mosaic of moments: cutting rapidly between romantic squabbles, sex, vomiting and impromptu singing, the film presents a montage of the small, yet deeply relatable fragments of romantic relationships. Artful black and white cinematography sets this unconventional story in a framework outside of gender politics, and simple invites the viewer to witness the three protagonists’ most intimate moments. Money problems, staged interventions, and minor breakdowns ensue – in sickness and in health, they face the same issues as any couple. At times the film is charmingly self-aware, poking fun not only at its own characters, but equally at the little prejudices and archetypes among the LGBTQ* community at large. KILL THE MONSTERS bridges a crucial gap in cinema: it is a queer film that for queer and straight communities alike is a must-see. Mariella 'Kai' Pacey
Runtime
77
Cast
Garrett McKechnie
Jack Ball
Country
USA
Director(s)
Ryan Lonergan
Writer(s)
Ryan Lonergan
Producer(s)
Ryan Lonergan
Ian M. White
Screening Status
International Premiere