The Scary of Sixty-First


Ragtag Cinema Thu, Jan 13 9:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2021
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Dasha Nekrasova
Cast:Dasha Nekrasova
Betsey Brown
Jason Grisell
Aaron Dalla Villa
Ruby McCollister


One Night Only on 35mm
Winner of Best First Feature Award at 2021 Berlin International Film Festival.
70s genre grit fuels this confrontation with sexual abuse, and conspiracy theories as two women move into Jeffrey Epstein’s old apartment.

"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)