One of the most talked about films at this year's Sundance Film Festival will be hitting theaters over Labor Day weekend, which is quite the fitting release date for Antibirth. The film centers on one of the most horrific pregnancies ever committed to film, and you can see all the gruesome details for yourself in the first trailer that just arrived, alongside the new poster. While the Labor Day weekend marks the end of the summer movie season, Antibirth will kick off the fall season just right for horror fans.
IFC Films picked up the rights to Antibirth in June, following rave reviews at Sundance. Written and Directed by experimental video artist Danny Perez, Director of Oddsac, a video collaboration with Animal Collective, and the man behind the live visuals for Black Dice and Panda Bear. The film features an all-star cast of Emmy Award Nominee Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is The New Black), Academy Award Nominee Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don't Cry), Golden Globe Winner and Academy Award Nominee Meg Tilly (The Big Chill), Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim VS. The World) and Maxwell McCabe-Lokos (The Husband).
In Antibirth, trailer dweller Lou (Natasha Lyonne) and her best friend, Sadie (Chloe Sevigny), spend most of their nights steeped in a murky haze of pot smoke and booze-filled TV-watching sessions, venturing out on occasion to party in a desolate community full of drug-addled ex-Marines and other miscreants of society. After an otherwise normal night of self-destructive behavior, Lou awakens with symptoms of a bizarre illness and psychosomatic, recurring visions that she can't seem to shake. Unfazed, she continues with her hard-living ways, but even her frequent bong rips don't fully explain the shitstorm swirling around in her head.
Without being able to remember anything from the night before, she struggles to get a grip on the reality of her situation as unusual conspiracy theories begin to arise. As her symptoms grow at a rapid pace, something otherworldly has infected her body, and try as she might, it refuses to be ignored. Antibirth is produced by Cole Payne, Roger Meyer, David Anselmo and Justin Kelly, with Natasha Lyonne also producing.
Antibirth has been given a September 2 release date, going up against The Light Against the Oceans and Morgan, which are both slated to open in wide release. Also debuting in limited release is Max Rose starring Jerry Lewis and director Kevin Smith's new True North Trilogy movie Yoga Hosers. Take a look at the first trailer and poster for Antibirth and stay tuned for more details.