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Mass Unclassified 18+

Director: Fran Kranz
Origin: USA (2020)
Language: English

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Viewer Advice: Includes themes that some may find distressing. Viewer discretion is advised.


Two couples come together for a painful emotional reckoning in the aftermath of a school shooting in this acclaimed debut feature.

Jay (Jason Isaacs, Streamline, MIFF 2021) and Gail (Martha Plimpton) are parents to a murdered son; Richard (Reed Birney) and Linda (Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale; A Kid Like Jake, MIFF 2018), parents to the killer. Meeting in the antechamber of an unnamed town’s church six years after the massacre, they tentatively begin to breach the gulf separating understanding from resentment, forgiveness from blame.

First-time writer/director Fran Kranz skilfully stages this confrontation as an expansive four-way dialogue that surges and flows as it builds towards a profound emotional release. Held aloft by finely calibrated performances from an exceptional cast of theatre veterans – particularly Dowd, who was nominated for a BAFTA for her portrayal – Mass develops a sensitive and sharp perspective on this most American of tragedies, which has garnered it critical praise and festival awards across the US.

“An inquiry into questions of guilt and innocence and the surprising ways they can overlap … [that] announces Fran Kranz as a bold new filmmaker who has earned the right to excavate a subject as sensitive as this one.” – Variety


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Director Fran Kranz will introduce the film and participate in a Q&A following the screenings on Saturday 6 August and Sunday 7 August.

Tickets

Sat 06 Aug 6:15 pm [26111]
Mass (110 mins)
IMAX Melbourne
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
Sun 07 Aug 6:30 pm [11171]
Mass (110 mins)
Forum
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
Stream from
11-28th Aug
[40694]
Mass (110 mins)
MIFF Play
Sat 13 Aug 6:40 pm [35482]
Mass (110 mins)
Sun Cinema Bairnsdale
Sat 13 Aug 7:00 pm [34482]
Mass (110 mins)
Star Cinema Bendigo
Sat 13 Aug 7:30 pm [33482]
Mass (110 mins)
Peninsula Cinemas Sorrento
Sat 13 Aug 7:30 pm [36482]
Mass (110 mins)
Sun Cinema Bright
Sun 14 Aug 6:30 pm [38542]
Mass (110 mins)
Theatre Royal Castlemaine
Fri 19 Aug 12:45 pm [12770]
Mass (110 mins)
The Capitol
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Fri 19 Aug 7:00 pm [39792]
Mass (110 mins)
Wallis Cinemas Mildura
Sat 20 Aug 7:30 pm [31852]
Mass (110 mins)
Capitol Cinema Warrnambool
Sat 20 Aug 7:30 pm [32852]
Mass (110 mins)
Paramount Cinemas Echuca
Sun 21 Aug 4:15 pm [16901]
Mass (110 mins)
Kino 2
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For information about the accessible services being offered at MIFF, please visit miff.com.au/access. If you require any access service, such as wheelchair/step-free access, for any MIFF session, please call 03 9087 3395 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au to book your ticket.

For information about the accessible services being offered at the regional cinemas, please contact the venue directly.

Key Cast
Ann Dowd, Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Reed Birney
Director
Fran Kranz
Producers
Casey Wilder Mott, Dylan Matlock, Fran Kranz, J.P. Quellette
Screenwriter
Fran Kranz
Cinematographer
Ryan Jackson-Healy
Composer
Darren Morze
Editor
Yang Hua Hu
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Company Credit
Distributor: Madman Entertainment

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