Film Maudit 2.0 – SUSHI GIRL
November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PST$10
After serving a six-year prison sentence on an armed robbery charge, professional criminal Fish (Noah Hathaway) is out on the streets. To his surprise, he gets picked up at the prison gates by a henchman of his old boss Duke (Tony Todd) and is driven immediately to a spectacular underworld rendezvous, ostensibly to celebrate his freedom. Duke has a very special evening planned, one that will be both reunion and interrogation. He and his crew of baddies assemble around a long table to dine on delicacies being served off the body of a naked young woman who has undergone training to be able to lie perfectly still regardless of whatever may be happening around her. Needless to say, that skill is about to be put to the test in utterly lunatic ways as conversations intensify and violent situations erupt all around her. Tonight, questions will be answered. And everyone will bleed. Starring Mark Hamill, James Duval, Cortney Palm, Andy Mackenzie, Danny Trejo, Jeff Fahey, Michael Biehn and Sonny Chiba.
“Sushi Girl makes a strong impression with a lurid, finely twisted plot.” – Variety
“The power of great performances; Sushi Girl had me hooked from beginning to end, and I can’t wait to see it again.” – Film Threat
Kern Saxton received his BFA in Filmmaking with an emphasis on Directing from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where his junior year effort, Roadside Convenience, was selected for competition in the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival, won a Bronze Remi at Worldfest Houston, and screened on UNC-TV as part of the North Carolina Visions program. His short film “Deader Living Through Chemistry” was personally chosen by master of horror George Romero for inclusion on the DVD and Blu-ray release of DIARY OF THE DEAD, which was distributed by Dimension Films.
For his feature debut, Kern directed, edited, co-wrote and produced the Tarantino-esque thriller Sushi Girl, starring Mark Hamill, Tony Todd, James Duval, Noah Hathaway, Jeff Fahey, Michael Biehn, Danny Trejo and Sonny Chiba. SUSHI GIRL was distributed domestically by Magnolia Pictures, and was released in theaters and on home video in countries around the world. Recently, his screenplay Stanley Kubrick’s MOONSHOT ODYSSEY was selected as a Top 50 finalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting and subsequently optioned by YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN producer Michael Gruskoff. His latest feature-length project as a producer and editor, MOPE, had its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.