One of the most deliciously perplexing films screened at Fantastic Fest in 2018 was Starfish; I’m talking Donnie Darko levels of mind-fuckery combined with creature effects reminiscent of Stranger Things, an apocalyptic atmosphere akin to The Mist, and the metaphysical musings of Annihilation. It’s a brilliant offering from writer/director A.T. White that hinges on a powerful lead performance from Virginia Gardner (Halloween 2018, Marvel’s The Runaways).
The film is going on a “Theatrical Roadshow” that will see it screening in over a dozen cities across America beginning March 13th and concluding on April 19th. Starfish will also be available on various VOD platforms beginning March 28th via Yellow Veil Pictures and 1091 Media’s The Orchard.
Check out the new trailer for Starfish at the top of the article and the synopsis below. We’ve also included a list of cities and dates where/when Starfish will screen in theaters.
Gardner stars as Aubrey, a young woman suffering from the death of a close friend. When a mysterious signal from an unknown dimension summons the end of days, its appears as if only Aubrey is left on earth. Trapped in the apartment of her recently deceased best friend, the only clue she has is a single cassette left behind after her friend’s death, labeled: “THIS MIXTAPE WILL SAVE THE WORLD.”
Thrust into a mystery orchestrated by her friend and stricken with grief, Aubrey begins to piece the clues together, uncovering a series of tapes all with pieces of the mystery signal. Along the way, progress is impeded when monstrous creatures begin to overrun the world and enclose in on her. Aubrey is forced to fight off the encroaching creatures and move beyond her own crippling grief in order to find the remaining tapes. But will completing the signal save the world?
Theatrical Roadshow Dates:
March 13*, 15, 16, Brooklyn NY, Nitehawk Cinema
March 15*, Yonkers NY, Alamo Drafthouse
March 16*, Boston MA, Coolidge Corner Theater
March 18*, Philadelphia PA, The Rotunda
March 20*, Columbus OH, Gateway Film Center
March 21*, Cleveland OH, Cleveland Cinematheque
March 22-24, Brooklyn NY, Film Noir Cinema
March 24*, Winchester VA, Alamo Drafthouse
March 27*-31, Knoxville TN, Central Cinema
March 29* 30*-April 4, Chicago IL, Facets
April 2*, Omaha NE, Alamo Drafthouse Midtown
April 6*, Denver CO, Sie Film Center
April 12-14, San Francisco CA, Alamo Drafthouse New Mission
April 13*-14, Phoenix AZ, FilmBar
April 18*, Los Angeles CA, The Landmark
April 19, Austin TX, Alamo Drafthouse Mueller
April 19*, Los Angeles CA, The Arena Cinelounge
*Director A.T. White expected to attend.
Dates and ticket links are available here: http://starfishmixtape.com/theatrical.html