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Critic’s Pick! A mysterious New York thriller. One of this year’s most mesmerizing movies. Films of such lo-fi aesthetics rarely feel this major.” – Kristen Yoonsoo Kim, The New York Times


Stephanie, a restless and vibrant actress, meets Gerard, an NYPD counter-terrorism specialist who’s an aficionado of experimental theater (and maybe out of his mind). Flirtation ensues, ends disastrously, and forces Stephanie to the ramshackle upstate home of musician Eleanor Friedberger, yet this supposed escape is infected by violent memories of her past life. Directed by Paul Felten and Joe DeNardo, and starring Stephanie Hayes, Chloë Sevigny, Scott Shepherd and Eleanor Friedberger, SLOW MACHINE is a miniature epic of paranoia, espionage, subterfuge, music, and performance captured on lush and invigorating 16mm.


“Entrancing. A world of thrumming, conspiratorial menace. Stephanie Hayes is bewitching.” – Beatrice Loayza, Reverse Shot

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    72 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Premiere Run
  • Director
    Paul Felten, Joe DeNardo
  • Cast
    Stephanie Hayes, Chloë Sevigny, Scott Shepherd and Eleanor Friedberger