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AFI Fest: Jason Banker’s Female-Led Psychosexual Thriller ‘Felt’ Lands Distribution

AFI Fest: Jason Banker's Female-Led Psychosexual Thriller 'Felt' Lands Distribution

Fantastic Fest best actress winner Amy Everson plays a traumatized artist who slips into elaborate fantasies to escape her troubles with men, making mischief in the wilds of her imagination under the guise of a bluntly Freudian yet ingeniously crafted alter-ego.

Felt” sends even a rape revenge movie like “I Spit On Your Grave” running with its tail between its legs as Amy’s psychosexual paranoia produces acts of malice not easily shaken. The film is currently stirring audiences at AFI Fest in Los Angeles and will be released by Amplify (“Kumiko the Treasure Hunter”) in April 2015, with a digital/home video release to follow.

Cinematographer turned director Jason Banker first raised eyebrows in 2012 with “Toad Road,” a psychedelic portrait of teenage burnouts whose drug-taking fuels their pursuit of some mythological version of hell in Pennsylvania.

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