About the Film

Winner of the narrative feature Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at this year’s SXSW, Trey Edward Shults’ Krisha is a formally inventive look at the tenuous ties that bind and one interloper’s desperate attempts to keep them together. The eponymous protagonist (Krisha Fairchild, the director’s aunt) arrives at the suburban Texas home of her estranged sister (Robyn Fairchild, the director’s mother) for a Thanksgiving meal that no family member will soon forget. Working with an incredible cast of relatives inside his own childhood home, Shults fashions an intimate, harrowing depiction of addiction that favors subjective sound design and camerawork, resulting in a fresh riff on a familiar subgenre, and an altogether knockout feature directorial debut.

Trey Edward Shults in attendance

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