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Director by: Josephine Decker | 2020 | 1h 47m | Rated R

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OPENED ON 6/5/20
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• General Admission – $5.99

For $5.99, you can purchase a ticket for SHIRLEY — and you’ll have a 3-day / 72-hour window to watch it. (*Note: NEON’s virtual cinema is supported by Vimeo. You’ll need to create an account with Vimeo to pay for your ticket, but no monthly or annual subscription is needed. Your account will also ensure that you’re able to pause and revisit the film within your rental period.) NEON will share a portion of your ticket payment with O Cinema. If you’d like to consider an additional donation to O Cinema, we’d be most grateful. You can do so here.

Note: After you have created a Vimeo account and entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for 3 days / 72 hours. You can view SHIRLEY via the link in the receipt that will be sent to your email, or simply click “Watch Film” when the confirmation page appears directly after purchase.

You’ll be able to easily watch the SHIRLEY at any time within this period on any of the following platforms: (1) Smart TV, (using the browser on your Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku or Chromecast); (2) mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android); and (3) computer (by clicking on the link in your email receipt). For further details, see Vimeo’s FAQs here or contact NEON by email.

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These are challenging times for everyone and while we have temporarily closed our theater for the greater good, we are truly pleased to announce a new initiative that will allow us to continue sharing cinematic gems with you by bringing the art house directly into your house! Thanks to NEON & others, we now have the ability to offer our audience the chance to watch films which have not yet been made available on any other streaming platform! O Cinema has always been your mission-driven, community-based nonprofit art house theater and we remain dedicated to educating, entertaining and inspiring. Your support with this purchase will help O Cinema remain a cultural and cinematic beacon in our community.

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Our new virtual cinema will allow us to continue sharing curated, cinematic gems with you by bringing the art house directly into your home while also helping support O Cinema.

Fred and Rose move to a small Vermont college town in pursuit of a job for Fred as an assistant professor of literature. The young couple receives an offer for free room and board from professor Stanley Hyman, as long as Rose agrees to spend time cleaning up the home and looking after his wife, acclaimed horror author Shirley Jackson. At first Fred and Rose detest the rocky household of the eccentric couple, but they eventually establish deep bonds with their counterparts, which will test the limits of their young love.

Director Josephine Decker makes an exciting biographical portrait brought alive with energy and imagination, based on a novel by Susan Scarf Merrell and screenplay by Sarah Gubbins. SHIRLEY is a fresh take on the period drama, full of contemporary intrigue and dynamic in style. It features a stellar lead cast with Elisabeth Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg, Odessa Young, and Logan Lerman all delivering memorable performances.

“One of the masterstrokes of Sarah Gubbins’s screenplay is how deftly she underscores the differences in the perception and presentation of the sicknesses within this marriage.”

“Gubbins’ script is tart, verbally lively and neatly constructed, while director Josephine Decker, in her first outing since her well-received 2018 Sundance entry Madeline’s Madeline, keeps a very tight rein on things, adroitly mixing in tension, innuendo and dark humor to keep the drama at a satisfying low boil most of the way.”

“With Elisabeth Moss brilliantly playing horror author Shirley Jackson like a volcano on the verge of eruption, this teasing, spellbinding psychodrama from Josephine Decker preps us to expect the unexpected. Fasten your seatbelts.”