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July 10–16

Chicago Premiere

Sunset Edge

Film still: Sunset Edge Film still: Sunset Edge

Filmmaker Daniel Peddle in person!

"Visually poetic... Filled with gorgeous imagery shot entirely by natural light, the film casts an at times hypnotic spell"
  —Hollywood Reporter
"The film...sets a hauntingly evocative stage with its images of rot and decay...and a naturalistic soundtrack that heightens the Southern Gothic feel"
  —Los Angeles Times
"A reflective and visually compelling narrative"
"Director Daniel Peddle gets great performances from his non-professional cast and expertly builds a taut and disturbing atmosphere"
  —NY Daily News
"Aggressively lyrical and contemplative"
  —Village Voice

Two narratives clash violently in this meditative portrayal of disaffected youth set in a necropolis of abandoned mobile homes known as Sunset Edge. We follow a group of four aimless, suburban teenagers as they skateboard the park, sleep in the sun, and rummage through the decaying remains completely unaware that this is where a lonesome teen is confronting a horrific past.

Part gothic thriller, part coming-of-age tale, filmmaker Daniel Peddle's narrative feature film debut is a Hitchcockian mash-up that upends teenage horror films as the thrill-seeking kids get lost in the remnants and shadows of this long-forgotten place. Day turns to night, people disappear, and the secrets of Sunset Edge are revealed in this mesmerizing Southern Gothic tale which is also a poignant snapshot of American culture.

Directed by Daniel Peddle, 2014, U.S.A., 87 mins.

Filmmaker Daniel Peddle will be here for a Q&A after the 7 & 9 p.m. screenings on Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11.


  • Fri., Jul. 10 at 7 & 9 pm
  • Sat., Jul. 11 at 3, 5, 7 & 9 pm
  • Sun., Jul. 12 at 1, 3, 5 & 7 pm
  • Mon.–Thurs., Jul. 13–16 at 7 & 9 pm
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$5 for Facets Members

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