SXSW 2020: THE CARNIVORES— A Preview

SXSW Screenings

World Premiere: Saturday, March 14th at 11:30 AM (Rollins Theater at the Long Center)

Screening #2: Tuesday, March 17th at 6:00 PM (Satellite Venue: AFS Cinema)

Screening #3: Thursday, March 19th at 10:15 PM (Alamo Lamar B)

Synopsis
Alice and Bret’s dog Harvie is dying, and he’s ruining everything. What had been a bright little family is quickly being consumed by clouds of self-doubt, suspicion, and a disturbing amount of ground beef. Bret (Lindsay Burdge) is taking the news hard. She’s had Harvie since before the relationship and is startled to find just how much of her sense of self is wrapped up in her history with him. Alice (Tallie Medel) thus finds herself on the outside of a relationship looking in. Bret’s obsession with the dog is getting overtly unhealthy, yet the more Alice attempts to connect, the further Bret retreats.   As the stress on Alice, a vegan, manifests in increasingly strange ways involving sleepwalking and a fascination with meat, she plans to get rid of Harvie to reclaim Bret’s love. But when Alice wakes one night holding an empty leash with no sign of Harvie except his severed ear, she begins to fear she’s become a monster. As each woman sets out in search of what’s been lost, Alice and Bret uncover parts of each other they never suspected, hideous and beautiful alike.

Director: Caleb Michael Johnson

Cast: Lindsay Burdge, Tallie Medel, Frank Mosley

Producer: Ted Speaker, Thomas Fernandes, Courtney Jones

Screenwriter: Caleb Michael Johnson, Jeff Bay Smith

Cinematographer: Adam J. Minnick…Editor: Caleb Michael Johnson

Sound Designer: Eric Friend…Music: Curtis Heath Screening Section: Visions…Runtime: 77 min…Language: English…Country: United States

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