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September 22–28, 2017

Chicago Premiere

Women Who Kill

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Jury Award—
Best Screenplay
Tribeca Film Fest
"A fresh twist on indie comedy, romance and serial killers... [Ingrid Jungermann] brings a strong eye as a director to her feature debut"
  —Los Angeles Times
"A comedy that plays it droll and is all the funnier for it"
  —New York Times
"Murderously smart and funny... Jungermann maintains a suitably dark undercurrent with an impressively light touch"
  —Hollywood Reporter

"I'm not in danger, okay? I'm just in love." So says Morgan, who has fallen for the enigmatic Simone, who has a shadowy past and may be harboring dangerous secrets. So goes Ingrid Jungermann's smart feature debut, which is a marvelous send-up of the search for meaning in modern-day relationships. Morgan (director Ingrid Jungermann) and Jean (Ann Carr) work well together as hosts of their semi-famous true crime podcast because they did not work, at all, as a couple. When Morgan strikes up a relationship with the mysterious Simone (Sheila Vand, importing substantial menace from her breakout role in A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night) their professional interest boils over into a cycle of suspicion, paranoia, and fear. Thankfully, Morgan has a confidant (maybe not her first choice given that she is in prison for murder), which culminates in a shocking denouement that leaves many questions unanswered.

Women Who Kill is equal parts suspenseful psychological thriller and incisive romantic comedy, with a hipster Brooklyn backdrop that lends the perfect touches of absurdity. However, at its core, Women Who Kill provides subtle commentary on the things people do to avoid, or even sabotage, their own ever-evolving relationships.

Directed by Ingrid Jungermann, 2016, U.S.A., 93 mins.


  • Fri., Sept. 22 at 8:45 pm
  • Sat.–Sun., Sept. 23–24 at 7:45 pm
  • Tues.–Thurs., Sept. 26–28 at 8:45 pm
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

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