We’ve worked with the Academy Award-winning studio NEON to present SHIRLEY, making it possible for you to see the film — and your ticket helps support the Belcourt. For $6, 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 the Belcourt. Please note that this arrangement, in these unprecedented times, means we’re unable to offer member pricing. Thanks for your understanding and support. And if you’d like to consider an additional donation to the Belcourt, 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. For general information about watching on a bigger screen, see our FAQs here.
Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naïve young couple at their door.
“This is a fictional biography, and yet every moment rings true. Director Josephine Decker and screenwriter Sarah Gubbins have captured Jackson’s literary voice, while Elisabeth Moss has captured the late author’s very essence itself. Moss is so good here it’s scary, playing Jackson as a raging, neurotic mess prone to fits of crippling depression and bursts of brilliance. She’s a force to be reckoned with.” —Chris Evangelista, Slash Film “As willfully unconventional as a literary portrait could possibly be… Director Josephine Decker’s take on Shirley Jackson is a thrillingly perverse example of what happens when the shackles of biopic formula are cast aside.” —Benjamin Lee, Guardian “SHIRLEY is a relentless film, ceaselessly in motion. Its actors, then, must go chasing after it, with [Elizabeth] Moss leading the fearless charge. She brilliantly maneuvers the film, moving in fluid response to [director Josephine] Decker’s stimuli.” —Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
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