World Sales: Drafthouse Films

Will’s ex-wife and her husband invite him and their disbanded group of friends to their home, 3 years after a tragic accident. Mysteries prevail as to the motives for the dinner party, but the hosts’ beatific psycho-babble, no cell coverage and other clues indicate a violent turn of events to come.
And they do, but Kusama skilfully shifts things into a signi cantly di erent perspective during the last minute of the film, closer to a deeply disturbing afterthought, than the overused “twist” cliché that genre fans are conditioned to expect. The Invitation is a high-tension, horrific thriller, astute and subtle, rmly anchored in southern California’s dark mythology.

Saturday, September 19th, 10:30pm at the Star St-Ex

Friday, September 25th, 5:45pm at the Star St-Ex

Sunday, September 27th, 10:15pm at the Star St-Ex


Country: USA

Year: 2015

Duration: 1hr 39min

Version: English, with French subtitles

Rating: 12+

Cast & Credits

Director: Karyn Kusama

Producers: Matha Griffin, Phil Hay

Screenplay: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi

Cinematography: Bobby Shore

Editing: Plummy Tucker

Music: Theodore Shapiro

Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman