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Los Feliz 3 | Q&A following with writer-director Stephanie Rothman, moderated by Heidi Honeycutt
Home / Now Showing / ETHERIA PRESENTS TERMINAL ISLAND
A cult movie masterpiece from acclaimed filmmaker Stephanie Rothman (The Working Girls, The Velvet Vampire), TERMINAL ISLAND wryly blends a violent action and survival film plot structure with commentary on the American justice system. Starring Phyllis Davis (Sweet Sugar), veteran TV actor Don Marshall (The Thing With Two Heads), and Emmy winner Tom Selleck (TV’s Magnum, P.I.) in one of his earliest roles! Vinegar Syndrome and Etheria are proud to present TERMINAL ISLAND newly restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative.
Carmen Simms has just been sentenced to death; that is, life imprisonment on Terminal Island – an island located miles off the mainland of California, which was created to house murderers and vicious criminals in the wake of prison overcrowding. With no guards, no cells, and no laws, Terminal Island has morphed into a defacto society, whose self-appointed leader, the tyrannical Bobby, rules with an iron first, using other inmates – particularly women – for his own brutal pleasures. As tension and violence mounts, Carmen finds her place as the unlikely leader of the island’s underground resistance, which is planning to overthrow Bobby’s reign of terror.
DISTRIBUTOR: Vinegar Syndrome