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Strange Kindness

Opens on March 21

Director: Joseph Mault Run Time: 90 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2024

Starring: Deirdre Madigan, Leanne McLaughlin, Michal Vondel

World Premiere

Filmmaker in Person!

Rose’s wayward brother returns home on the same morning their quiet neighborhood is roiled by a violent crime. Across town, their ailing aunt Chris lives in self-imposed isolation with no interest in receiving phone calls or mail. As a house-to-house manhunt is underway, Chris finds a bloodied gunman hiding in her living room. She calmly assures him, “I’m not going to scream.” 

Shot on location in Cape Cod, Strange Kindness is a tense, smoldering, narrative feature debut from award-winning music video director Joseph Mault. Anchored by emotional honesty with hints of magic haunting the outskirts, it explores, “what empathy might look like at its further limits.” Screening Support: Independent Film Festival Boston

– George MacDonald Luke

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