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January 11, 2016

Chicago Premiere

One show only!

Sympathy, Said the Shark

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Film still: Sympathy, Said the Shark


Audience Award
Portland Film Fest

Director Devin Lawrence and filmmakers in attendance

A young couple (Melinda Cohen and Lea Coco) reluctantly answers their door during a storm, and in rushes an estranged, soaked, and bloodied friend (Dominic Bogart) who insists that someone is trying to kill him. Thus begins a non-stop experience as they soon discover that their night is going to get even stranger, during which all three of them are forced to confront their own darkest secrets, as well as a deadly threat that will soon come knocking.

Since we are all prisoners of our own subjective views and experiences, the majority of this emotionally charges psychological thriller is told from the explicit point of views of its three main characters. Each time the perspective switches there is a brief overlap of time where something is seen or heard that the previous character missed, which constantly changes the perception of who is good, who is bad, and finally, what is really going on.

Directed by Devin Lawrence, 2014, U.S.A., 86 mins.

Facets Film Dialogue
Filmmaker Devin Lawrence and producers Casey Morris (native Chicagoan) and Matthew Mourgides will be here for a Q&A after the screening.


  • Mon., Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

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