HARD CANDY (35mm)

    Part of Queer Qlassics

    Fourteen-year-old Hayley Stark (Elliot Page) meets 32-year-old groomer (and photographer) Jeff Kohlver (Patrick Wilson) in an online chatroom. After explicit exchanges, Hayley meets Jeff in person, which leads to Jeff inviting Hayley to his home for a private fashion shoot. After Jeff begins to ply the teen with alcohol, Hayley turns the tables on her predator, enacting a duplicitous, feminist revenge plot.

    “In HARD CANDY, the only person we see suffer is a privileged professional white man.” —Rebecca Stringer, Feminism at the Movies

    “Despite the postfeminist prohibitions on female violence, it is noticeable that [HARD CANDY] explore[s] the rebellion and containment of teenage girls.” —Frances Smith, Rethinking the Hollywood Teen Movie

    “A spectacular performance by [Elliot] Page elevates this disturbing slice of designer shocksploitation into a film that's impossible to dismiss on principle.” —Todd McCarthy, Variety
    Belcourt Theatre
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      July 31, 2024 8:00 pm
    • End Date
      July 31, 2024 9:44 pm
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      2102 Belcourt Avenue NASHVILLE, TN 37212
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    Wed, Jul 31, 2024 8:00 pm
    Post-screening discussion with podcaster Jenn Adams and Dr. Aimi Hamraie
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    Event Details
    • Days
      Hours
      Min
      Sec
    • Start Date
      July 31, 2024 8:00 pm
    • End Date
      July 31, 2024 9:44 pm
    • Category
    • Address
      2102 Belcourt Avenue NASHVILLE, TN 37212
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