XX 2017 is a horror anthology film directed by Roxanne Benjamin, Sofia Carrillo, Karyn Kusama, St. Vincent and Jovanka Vuckovic. It stars Natalie Brown, Melanie Lynskey, Breeda Wool and Christina Kirk.It had its world premiere at the Sun-dance Film Festival on January 22, 2017, and will be released in a limited release and through video on demand on February 17, 2017, by Magnet Releasing.The anthology is framed by stop motion animated segments depicting a walking dollhouse, directed by Sofia Carrillo.
Written and directed by Jovanka Vuckovic based on the short story by Jack Ketch-um While riding on a train with his mother Susan, a young boy, Danny, sees an old man with a red box the old man describes it as a present and allows Danny to look inside. After looking, Danny refuses to eat any food presented to him. Susan and her husband Robert start to worry about him, taking him to a doctor who finds that Danny has lost five pounds since his last checkup. Robert attempts to speak to Danny about his refusal to eat, but Danny whispers something in his ear, which causes Robert to start refusing food.In October 2014,would direct the horror anthology film, while Magnet Releasing would distribute the film.
In April 2016, it was announced St. Vincent would also direct the film, making her directorial debut. Lynch and Harron were not involved with the final project, being replaced by Roxanne Benjamin.The film had its world premiere at the Sun-dance Film Festival on January 22, 2017. It will be released in a limited release and through video on demand on February 17, 2017.The film has a 70% approval rating, based on 44 reviews. Bloody Disgusting Ben Learned called the creation of the film a milestone and said the anthology lives up to expectations, and surpasses many male-dominated efforts of its kind” ultimately giving it a 4-5 rating.
|Directed by:-||Roxanne Benjamin|
|Produced by:-||Karen Shaw|
|Edited by:-||L. Gustavo Cooper|
|Running time:-||80 minutes|