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Heaven Knows What

Friday, March 13
9:30PM - 11:03PM

Violet Crown Cinema
434 West 2nd St


Based on the experiences of Arielle Holmes — a homeless teenager with a ferocious Jersey accent — the film stars Holmes as Harley, a fictionalized version of herself: a heroin-hooked panhandler unable to get either the junk or her wicked boyfriend Ilya (Caleb Landry Jones) out of her system. Locked into the relentlessly repetitive cycle of the addict's life — the never-ending search to score, the squabbles with dealers and fellow junkies, the violence ever ready to erupt as either farce or tragedy — she is still driven by a strange (and surely self-destructive) desire for beauty, the explosive moments of rapture that puncture the drabness of her existence.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93min

Director: Joshua Safdie, Benny Safdie

Executive Producer: Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar

Producer: Sebastian Bear-McClard, Oscar Boyson

Screenwriter: Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie

Cinematographer: Sean Price Williams

Editor: Benny Safdie and Ronald Bronstein

Production Designer: Audrey Turner

Additional Credits: Executive Producer: Jean Duhamel, Executive Producer: Nicolas Lhermitte

Principal Cast: Arielle Holmes, Caleb Landry Jones, Buddy Duress, Necro


Josh and Benny Safdie (b. 1984 & 1986) were born and raised in both Queens and Manhattan in New York. Their work has earned them multiple festival jury awards, FIPRESCI’s, Independent Spirit and Gotham Awards. Their films have been released all over the world, premiering at international film festivals including Cannes, Sundance, Venice and SXSW.

Distributor: RADiUS

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