Eerie and unforgettable, Ms. 45 is an essential snapshot of New York City in the early 1980s from Abel Ferrara (Driller Killer, The Addiction)—one of the greatest and most unique living filmmakers on the planet. Thana (Zoë Tamerlis) is a garment worker who’s had the ultimate bad day, as she’s assaulted twice in visceral fashion. Shocked to her core, Thana's nights become consumed by vengeful prowls through the city, which result in men winding up on the wrong end of a bullet. Knocking the Death Wish rip-off subgenre into a new stratosphere, Ms. 45 showcases a haunting performance from Tamerlis and Ferrara's knack for transforming limited resources into genre revolutions.
Screening as part of: TRIBECXPLOITATION! GRINDHOUSE IS ART HOUSE
They were Filmmakers Who Knew No Rules, No Boundaries, No Mercy!
Are you easily triggered? Are you easily entertained? Are you nostalgic for a time when independent films were made down and dirty and swam WAY outside the mainstream? Then join us for a series of Cult Classics, shot right here on the Mean Streets of NYC and presented in glorious color by their directors; the incredible Abel Ferrara, Roberta Findlay and Frank Henenlotter!*
*The management advises no one be admitted if they are easily offended or sober!