Filmmaking duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, known as Moorhead&Benson to their ever-growing list of fans, have developed a cult following after a decade of making genre-bending films rich in character, suspense, and wholly original ideas, from the horror film Resolution to the sci-fi hit The Endless. With Synchronic, Moorhead&Benson have shown that they are ready to take their unique talents into the mainstream with an A-list cast of Hollywood stars.
Dennis (Jamie Dornan) and Steve (Anthony Mackie) are New Orleans paramedic partners who encounter a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug named Synchronic. When Dennis's teenage daughter of Dennis (Dornan) vanishes while partying on Synchronic, Steve secretly experiments with the drug in an attempt to gather clues as to her whereabouts – with shocking results.
Moorhead and Benson's thrilling and often blackly funny film is deliciously alive to the voodoo vibe of New Orleans, past and present.
This screening is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.