SUN MAY 22, 2022 7:00 PM

Etheria Presents HONEYCOMB

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | Q&A with filmmaker Avalon Fast

  • RELEASED IN: 2022
  • 70 MINUTES


Canadian filmmaker Avalon Fast’s directorial debut HONEYCOMB is a bizarre love letter to teenage girls and surreal horror movies via a punk female utopia gone very, very wrong. HONEYCOMB’s raw, chaotic, DIY style is the natural heir to the films of John Waters and Sarah Jacobson; its bizarre, self-aware, independent horror movie with a soft-focus edge revels in its amateur sensibility while constructing a wandering pattern for its depiction of isolation and friendship in that nightmarish, abstract place between adolescence and adulthood.

In the mundane hours of early summer, five girls sulk in their own boredom waiting for something. When Willow (Sophie Bawks-Smith) stumbles upon a seemingly abandoned cabin, she begins fantasizing about the life she and the girls could have there. Leader (Destini Stewart), Jules (Jillian Frank), Vicky (Mari Geraghty), and Millie (Rowan Wales) pack their bags and whisper a quick goodbye to the life they knew. They flow through open fields, blissfully entering their new sun-soaked world. Director Avalon Fast’s new film “Honeycomb” is a way of feeling. A slow, mindless space has been written with borderless rules and time to fill. The girls push for a meaning that is hardly there, struggling to reach out, grab it, and lock it in a box. Sometimes the girls find themselves feeling as though they were more free before.