The Scary of Sixty-First - in 35mm


Grand Illusion Cinema Fri, Feb 4 7:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Feb 5 4:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Feb 5 7:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Tue, Feb 8 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:
Release Year:2021
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Dasha Nekrasova
Cast:Dasha Nekrasova
Betsey Brown
Jason Grisell
Aaron Dalla Villa
Ruby McCollister
Screenwriter:Dasha Nekrasova
Madeline Quinn


Winner of Best First Feature Award at 2021 Berlin International Film Festival. The film follows two women who move into a New York apartment once owned by convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
“An audacious take on genre cinema that confronts contemporary issues such as global power structures, sexual abuse, conspiracy theories and the dark corners of the internet in a wildly twisted, witty and subversive manner. Perhaps in recognition that polite decorum may no longer be an effective tactic in sparking discourse around these burning issues.” - Berlinale Jury
"There’s alchemy at work in Dasha Nekrasova’s debut film “The Scary of Sixty-First,” the kind that can turn what’s old into what’s new. Equal parts ’70s-style paranoia thriller, Polanski-infused apartment horror, “Eyes Wide Shut” homage, and empathetic critical commentary on the conspiracy theories craze, this hallucinatory pastiche is even more than the sum of its cinematically riveting parts. It feels like one of the few genuine attempts at understanding this dislocating moment and the many people who have lost themselves within it." - Indiewire (Critic's Pick)