CITADEL – Chicago Theatrical Premiere!
MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
CITADEL – CHICAGO THEATRICAL PREMIERE!
“They see your fear.”
18+ EVENT! $7 DISCOUNT TICKETS!
After first premiering in the Chicago International Film Festival After Dark series in October, CITADEL, a gritty psychological thriller from Ireland, has returned to the Windy City for one week to Facets Cinematheque — and I’ve worked out a discount rate for the 9:00 p.m. screening on MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012.
Citadel brings a fresh take to classic horror in this story of Tommy Cowley, who is struggling to become normal, but at the moment is an agoraphobic wreck after a shocking act of violence leaves him to raise his newborn daughter alone. Tommy alternates days hiding out indoors in his apartment from imagined threats and taking intense therapy sessions. When the same feral gang who attacked him and his wife begins terrorizing his life again, he is torn between his paralyzing fear and protective parental instinct. With the help of a cantankerous vigilante priest, Tommy must overcome his trauma and venture into the heart of the grim tower block known as the Citadel to save his family.
This debut feature by writer-director Ciarán Foy ratchets up the tension and paranoia, portrayed brilliantly by Aneurin Barnard in his role as Tommy. Citadel shows us what fear is, and dares us to defeat it.
Ireland • 2012 • 84 mins.
JUSTIN SAYS: Thanks to its interesting premise and positive word of mouth on the festival circuit, I was quite eager to catch this film at the CIFF. By drawing from his own personal experiences with agoraphobia, writer-director Ciarán Foy delivers a gritty psychological thriller about a young father who can’t seem to escape the figurative (and possibly literal) demons of the desolate suburban slum in which he resides. Although a bit lean on plot, the unnerving atmosphere more than makes up for it by steadily building throughout — to chilling effect. Furthermore, Aneurin Barnard’s stellar, tortured performance as Tommy is heartbreaking, and James Cosmo positively chews the scenery every second he appears on screen as a vigilante priest.
WHAT: CITADEL – CHICAGO THEATRICAL PREMIERE!
WHEN: MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012 @ 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: FACETS CINÉMATHÈQUE – 1517 West Fullerton Avenue @ Bosworth (Lincoln Park)
COST: $7 DISCOUNT TICKETS!
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