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February 9, 2018 @ 9:15 pm

TICKETS for TORMENTING THE HEN at Roxie Fri Feb 9, 915p HERE

TICKETS for TORMENTING THE HEN at Roxie Tue Feb 13, 915p HERE


Director Theodore Collatos – 2017 USA 77 min Bay Area Premiere – Drama / LGBT


When playwright Claire (Dameka Hayes) is invited to set her latest political work at a rural theatre company, her Brazilian fiancé Monica (Carolina Monnerat), tags along for a much-needed vacation. They soon encounter their mysterious and enigmatic neighbor Mutty (Matt Shaw) who has a gross lack of social boundaries and tensions start to increase exponentially. Monica’s hope for a quiet vacation, and perhaps her very sanity, are thrown into utter jeopardy.  –Jennifer Junkyard Morris

Director Statement

These days, it seems words can be just as offensive as actions as we’re in a constant state of war, civil unrest and social denial.

Tormenting The Hen is a response to the crossed wires and frayed emotions of our times.

Instead of looking at this dissonance from an “us vs. them”, micro vs. macro mentality, the film gets in on the person to person to person level. I love the tense psychological chamber dramas of early Polanski and Bergman and I wanted to create a film in this mode while exploring characters at odds.

A key question at the heart of our movie lies right there in the title: Just who is the hen and who is the tormentor? Then one must ask: Is there only one of each? And does it truly matter? 



Sarah M. Flores, USA, 2017, 11 min

Set after the election of a treacherous president, WHEN I WAKE explores a society in which new public policy restricts women’s independence.



Co-presented by FRAMELINE



February 9, 2018
9:15 pm
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Roxie Theater
3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103